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Nov 30, 2018
6:53PM

J&K Panchayat elections: Polling for sixth phase of to be held tomorrow

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In Jammu and Kashmir polling for the sixth phase of ongoing Panchayat elections will be held  tomorrow. In this phase 37 blocks from 18 districts of Jammu and Kashmir Divisions will go to polls.

These include 21 blocks of the 9 districts of Jammu region and 16 blocks falling in 9 districts of Kashmir Valley. In Jammu region the polling will be held in three blocks each of Reasi, Rajouri, Samba and Kathua districts and  two blocks  each of Doda, Jammu, Ramban and Poonch districts. One block of Udhampur district will also go to polls in the 6th phase. 

AIR correspondent reports that 7156 candidates are in fray for 406  Sarpanch and 2277 Panch seats in Phase-VI, while 111 Sarpanchs and 1048 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this Phase.

In the areas going to polls in Phase- VI, electorate of 5,97,396 will be voting for Sarpanch constituencies while 4,57,581 will be voting for Panch constituencies. 

Basic Minimum Facilities (BMF) have been ensured in all the polling stations across the State for Phase- VI.  Photo Voter Slips have been distributed among the voters to inform them of their polling stations. Tight security arrangements have been made in all the poll bound areas. It may be mentioned here that Panchayat Elections in J&K are being held on non-party basis in nine phases.
 

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