J&K Panchayat Poll

JAMMU

Voting is currently underway for the fifth phase of Panchayat  Polls across Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security on Thursday.

Voting is taking place in 2,512 polling stations out of which 769 are in the Kashmir division and 1,743 in Jammu division.

The polling began at 8 AM and will end at 2 PM.

A total of 848 polling stations have been categorised as ‘hyper-sensitive’ – 755 in Kashmir and 93 in Jammu division.

Nearly 4,763 candidates are in the fray in this phase of polls for 309 posts of ‘sarpanch’ and 1,534 ‘panch’ while 118 sarpanchs and 1,046 panchs have been already elected unopposed.

Some 404,283 electors will be voting in the Sarpanch constituencies and 270,295 for panch constituencies.