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Phase-IV Panchayat Polls: J&K witnesses 71.3 pc voting

Jammu, Nov 27 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday witnessed an overall 71.3 per cent voting in the Phase-IV of Panchayat Polls.
Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra said that an overwhelming 82.4 per cent polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 32.3 per cent in Kashmir division.
Mr Kabra said that Kupwara witnessed 56.1%, Bandipora 24.4%, Baramulla 62.4%, Budgam 46.3%, Pulwama 0.6 %, Kulgam 14.5 %, Anantnag 6.2 %, Kishtwar 82.3%, Doda 84.6%, Ramban 81.1%, Udhampur 78.9%, Kathua 80.7%, Jammu 85.2 %, Rajouri 81.8% and Poonch 82.5%.
He added that in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division.
In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an overwhelming 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.
He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a polling percentage of 75.2% which includes 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.
Voting for Phase-V of Panchayat Polls will take place on November 29.
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