Srinagar Polling Records Historic Voter Turnout!!!

Srinagar polling center on monday registered a record 36.58% voter turnout by 8 pm, marking a historic high for which Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha congratulated the people and all stakeholders in the parliamentary constituency. “Voters of srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, and Shopian showed up in record numbers to cast their votes in a show of faith and enthusiasm in the election process,” the election commission of india (ECI) said in a press note. This was the first general election in the valley after the abrogation of article 370 and the enaction of the kashmir - SRINAGAR/JAMMU' target='_blank' title='jammu and kashmir-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>jammu and kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. There are 24 candidates in the fray as compared to 12 in the 2019 general election, the ECI added.

“Would especially like to applaud the people of srinagar Parliamentary constituency for the encouraging turnout, significantly better than before. The abrogation of article 370 has enabled the potential and aspirations of the people to find full expression. Happening at the grassroots level, it is great for the people of J&K, in particular the youth,” prime minister Narendra Modi said in a post on X.

In a post on X, the Lt governor said: “Today, people came out in large numbers to cast their votes in srinagar Parliamentary Constituency and reaffirmed their faith in democracy and the constitution. I commend the hard work by all the stakeholders for free, fair, peaceful and smooth conduct of the polling.”

Returning Officer for srinagar, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, said there were no reports of zero voting from 2,135 polling stations across the constituency. Notably, in the past many polling stations would record zero turnout. “It is heartening to see the huge surge in voting percentage in the biggest festival of democracy. I truly appreciate the enthusiasm of electors and hopeful to see historic turnout in the next two phases. I appeal to all to vote without fear and vote with responsibility and pride,” Lt governor Sinha said.

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