DDC first phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir offers mix bag realities
News Kashmir Exclusive
Today on 28 November, 2020 Amid tight security arrangements, voting begun for 43 segments of district development council in Jammu & Kashmir.
Polling had begun at 7: 00 am in all 43 segments.
In the election, Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration comprising National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Conference and other parties are locked in a direct contest with BJP.
The election would be completed in eight phases .
. In the first phase of the DDC elections, 43 constituencies will go to polls — 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu. Notably, the Valley is witnessing its first elections since the Centre scrapped Article 370 and bifurcated it into two UTs. Speaking to reporters, officials said elaborate arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the polls and special measures taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The polling ended at 2
But at many places Covid protocol was thrown in dustbin as voters maintained no social distance at all ,and there was no thermal scanning done .
Pulwama witnessed quite low turnout while in Neighbouring Shopain District voter turnout was high .Srinagar too witnessed less poll percentage along with Baramulla while as it was handsome in Ganderbal ,Budgam and Bandipora .