4.2% voter turnout in final phase of J-K municipal polls

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 16 (ANI): The voter turnout at the end of the fourth and final phase of the municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir was recorded at 4.2 per cent till 4 pm on Tuesday. In the fourth phase, Central Kashmir's Ganderbal district witnessed a voter turnout of 11.3 per cent, Srinagar district recorded a mere 4.0 per cent. At the end of all four phases, the state recorded an aggregate voter turnout of 35.1 per cent. Among the four polling phases, maximum voter turnout of 56.7 per cent was recorded in the first phase in the state while least voter turnout was registered in the fourth phase touching 4.2 per cent only. The counting will take place on October 20. The fight is between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the state's two major parties - National Conference (NC) and the People's Democratic Alliance (PDP) - have boycotted the elections over lack of clarity in the Centre's stand on Articles 35A which disallows outsiders from residing in the state, buying or owning immovable property in the state, settling permanently, or getting state government jobs. (ANI)
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