Poll hours reduced for Srinagar, Baramulla Parliamentary seats
Poll hours has been reduced by one hour in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency going to polls tomorrow and Baramulla seat, where polling will be held on May 7. According to a notification issued by the Election Commission of India, poll hours for Srinagar and Baramulla Parliamentary Constituencies, have been fixed from 0700 hrs to 1700 hrs.
Though no reason was given for reducing the polling hours, it is believed that the step has been taken in view of the threat perception. Meanwhile, an official spokesman said arrangements for conducting free, fair and impartial polls in Srinagar constituency have been finalised.
In this connection, the poll staff for the Constituency has been dispatched along with Electronic Voting Machines and other poll material. In Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, 14 candidates are in the fray which include Dr Farooq Abdullah of National Conference, Tariq Hameed Kara of Peoples Democratic Party, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat of BJP, Mohammad Maqbool Malik of National Panthers Party, Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat of Aam Aadmi Party, Mushtaq Shamim of Akhil Bhartiya Muslim League and Aga Syed Mohsin. Besides, Bashir Mohammad Reshi, Chetan Sharma, Rabia Altaf, Riyaz Ahmad Wani, Abdul Rashid Tantary, Mohammad Shafi Guroo and Mirza Sajad Hussain Beigh are in the fray as independent candidates
As many as 12,00,739 electors including 5,72,217 female voters are going to exercise their franchise in 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.
As many as 1,546 polling stations have been set up in the constituency.
(Posted on 29-04-2014)