Kangan assembly polls highest, Eidgah lowest

SRINAGAR: Around 7.14 percent of voter turnout was recorded in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.
Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shantmanu said out of the total 1261395 voters 90050 votes were polled, including those cast by migrant Pandits at the special polling stations.
He said in Srinagar district 24,574 votes were polled in eight assembly segments—Hazratbal (3483), Zadibal (3280), Eidgah (383), Khanyar (2587), Habba Kadal (2058), Amira Kadal (3331), Sonwar (4777) and Batamaloo 4675.
In five assembly segments of Budgam district, a total of 40288 votes were cast—Chadoora (602), Budgam (13276), Beerwah (13625), Khan Sahab (9492) and Chrar-e-Sharief (3293) votes.
In two assembly segments of Ganderbal district, a total of 24217 votes were polled that included 15199 in Kangan and 9018 in Ganderbal assembly segments.
He said 3.84 percent polling was recorded in Srinagar, 8.82 percent in Budgam and 14.71 percent in Ganderbal district.
Kangan assembly segment in Ganderbal district recorded highest voter turnout of 15199, while lowest polling of 383 votes was recorded in Eidgah assembly segment of Srinagar district.
A total of 971 votes were also polled at the three migrant polling centres set up at Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi.
Asked why the state held elections when the state was facing civilian protests, Shantmanu said the decision was taken by the central office of the election commission.
“Why the violence occurred would be found out once reports about the violence are gathered.
We are yet to get the presiding officers dairy. It records all events that take place during voting. We are yet to get it. Once we get it, we will see,” he said.