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LS polls: Jammu and Kashmir records 28 pct voter turnout

Posted on Apr 25 2014 | IBNS

By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Apr 24 : The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday said that 28 percent polling has been recorded in Anantnag Parliament constituency in the sixth phase of the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a press conference, CEO Umang Narula said the polling in Anantnag constituency remained "by and large peaceful" barring few minor incidents.

There were total of 1301109 voters in Anantnag constituency.

He said Pulwama district recorded 6.32 percent polling, Shopian recorded 20.43 percent, Kulgam district recorded 36.68 percent and Anantnag recorded 37.76 percent.

The CEO said migrant voters recorded 40 percent turnout.

In 2009 parliamentary polls, the Anantnag constituency had recorded 27 percent of balloting.

The CEO, while answering a question over low turnout in Pulwama, said, "There were few incidents before the elections which eventually declined the turnout."

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