Lok Sabha Elections

5 more candidates file nominations for Srinagar LS seat
SRINAGAR: As the process for filing of Nominations by the Contesting Candidates for the General Lok Sabha Elections-2024 is going on, five more Candidates filed nomination papers from 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency in the Office of Returning Officer (RO) 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency here on Tuesday.
The candidates, including Mirza Sajad Hussain Beigh, Jibran Dar, Shahnaz Hussain Bhat and Shamim Ahmad Parray filed their nomination papers as independent candidates.
Similarly, Younis Ahmad Mir also submitted his nomination papers today before the Returning Officer (RO) as a candidate of Bharat Jodo Party for the Srinagar Constituency.
The Last date for filing of nomination papers in 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is April 25, 2024 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm. The Scrutiny of the nomination papers filed by the Candidates will take place on April, 26, 2024 (Friday).
The Candidates have the option to withdraw their candidature by or before April 29, 2024 (Monday) until 03:00 pm. The voting is scheduled in the Constituency for May 13 under fourth phase.
With Two (02) candidates already filed their nominations on April 22, 2024, the number of candidates to contest from the Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat on Tuesday increased to Seven.

DEO Kulgam flags-off cycle rally to raise voter awareness
KULGAM: In a concerted effort to promote voter awareness and encourage electoral participation, the District Election Office Kulgam today organized a cycle rally under the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) initiative.
The cycle rally was flagged-off by the District Election Officer (DEO) Kulgam, Athar Aamir Khan.
Other officers who were present on the occasion included AROs Viqar Ahmad Giri and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Nodal Officer SVEEP Nazia Hassan, DYS&SO, Tehsildar, DSP-HQ, BDO, EO, and other officers.
Commencing from the Laroo Bus Stand, the cycle rally concluded at the Sports Stadium Kulgam.
Engaging students from different colleges and higher secondary schools, the rally aimed to foster awareness and motivate the public, particularly first-time voters, to actively engage in the democratic process.
Speaking at the event, the DEO emphasized the significance of voter education and empowerment.
He highlighted the rally’s objective to equip every eligible voter with the necessary awareness, knowledge, and motivation to exercise their voting rights, thereby playing a pivotal role in shaping the democratic process.

Mega rally to enhance voter awareness held at Pulwama
PULWAMA: As part of the ongoing efforts to enhance voter awareness, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Pulwama, Mohammad Ashraf Sheikh on Tuesday flagged-off a mega rally under Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP).
The rally, aimed at promoting SVEEP activities, commenced from the DC office and traversed through the bustling Main Bazaar and various villages.
The event featured engaging activities such as street plays (nukad natak), painting competitions, and quiz contests, all designed to emphasize the importance of voting in the upcoming elections. The initiative, themed “Coming Election, Cast Your Vote,” underscores the significance of every citizen’s participation in shaping the democratic process.
ADC expressed his gratitude to all participants and reiterated the vital role of informed and active voters in strengthening the democratic fabric of the nation.

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