Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): The voting for the eighth and final phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir ends today. Voting is taking place for the 13 Constituencies in Kashmir and 15 Constituencies in Jammu. Polling is scheduled to be until 2 p.m.
“Elections will be held on DDC constituencies, vacant seats of Sarpanch and Panch constituencies on December 19. Polling will be held on 13 constituencies in Kashmir and 15 constituencies in the Jammu division. Polling timing will be from 7 am to 2 pm. 168 candidates including 122 males and 46 females are in the fray for DDC polls in the eighth phase”, informed the State Election Commissioner KK Sharma on Friday in a press conference.
Voting will also held for 84 Sarpanch and 285 Panch Constituencies. This is the first grass root level election that is taking place in Jammu and Kashmir after the repeal of Article 370. The counting will take place on Tuesday.
BJP has high hopes in the election in which a total of 6 parties contested.