Srinagar: In the essential electoral reveal in Jammu and Kashmir for the reason that abrogation of Article 370, almost 52 percent turnout was as soon as recorded on Saturday in the maiden District Construction Council (DDC) polls.
The first round of polling on Saturday in the eight-piece DDC election happened peacefully, except a minor incident of stone-pelting in Kulgam.
Assert Election Commissioner KK Sharma told reporters that 51.76 percent of the 700,842 eligible voters exercised their franchise all during the balloting which started at 7.00 am and ended at 2.00 pm.
Reasi in Jammu recorded the best voter turnout of 74.62 percent whereas militancy-infested Pulwama witnessed the least voter participation at 6.7 percent.
Sharma said the balloting was as soon as unruffled all during the Union territory, barring one incident of stone-pelting that took express in Kulgam district of South Kashmir.
In the essential piece of the DDC elections, balloting was as soon as held in 43 constituencies, including 25 in Kashmir, and 1,475 candidates comprise been in the fray, based mostly solely solely on officials.
It’s the essential election for the reason that Centre scrapped Article 370 that gave special station to J-Ok in August closing year and bifurcated the express into UTs.