Phase 2 of DDC elections in J&K: All Kashmir booths delicate as 43

[h3] [/h3] [h3] [/h3] SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has made fancy arrangements for the smooth conduct of the second stage of the District Advancement Council (DDC elections scheduled on Tuesday advising individuals to come out to vote without fear.The administration has actually put in location multi-tier security around each ballot cubicle to ensure that the voters are able to come out without any hassle.State Election Commissioner KK Sharma informed that out of 280 DDC constituencies across J&K, 43 are choosing surveys in the second stage, including 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu division. A total of 321candidates are in the electoral fray, consisting of 196 from Kashmir and 125 from the Jammu division.Of the 57 lakh voters throughout J&K, 7.95 lakh citizens would enact the second stage. The administration has actually set up 2142 ballot stations throughout J&K consisting of 837 in Jammu and 1,305 in Kashmir division. All the ballot cubicles in Kashmir have been stated as delicate and the administration has clubbed polling cubicles in some areas at one location to reduce security danger. The bypolls for sarpanchs and panchs are also being carried out and 58 sarpanchs and 804 panchs have been elected unopposed.The administration has actually airlifted ballot personnel and material to distant areas like Gurez, which ended up being unattainable as roadways were obstructed due to heavy snowfall. The mobile Web service could be snapped in sensitive locations in southern Kashmir– where some locations are going to the polls in the 2nd phase.The SEC has advised individuals to follow guidelines related to the Covid pandemic, maintain social distancing and use face masks. The administration has kept ten litres of sanitizer, thermal scanners and face masks available at the polling booths. Unique ballot cubicles have been produced for Kashmiri migrants at Jammu and Udhampur so that they can also take part in the election process. He said the West Pakistan Refugees took part in the election exercise for the very first time.The first stage of DDC election tape-recorded around 52 %citizen turnout. The DDC elections and panchayat bypolls are being held in 8 stages from November 28 to December 19. The counting of votes shall be performed on December 22. “I hope people will come out in excellent numbers without fear and take part in the surveys so that DDCs are formed in each district to offer development a new push,”said Sharma.

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