J-K panchayat polls: Poonch, Bandipora record highest voter turnout till 12 pm

Updated:2 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Poonch/Bandipora (J&K), Nov 24 (ANI): Poonch district of Jammu region witnessed the highest voter turnout of 67 per cent while Bandipora district in Kashmir Valley saw the highest turnout of 40.3 per cent till 12 pm in the third phase of panchayat elections. Despite threats from terrorist groups and boycott calls given by the two major political outfits of the region , voters came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. The polling in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions began at 8 am and concluded at 2 pm. The first phase of panchayat polls held on November 17 recorded about 74.1 per cent polling across the state, with 64.5 per cent in Kashmir division and 79.5 per cent in Jammu division. In the second phase, held on November 20, overall 71.1 per cent polling was witnessed across the state.

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