About 73 per cent polling in 4 polling booths in J

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Srinagar, Nov 20 (UNI) About 73 per cent polling was recorded in four polling stations in Sonawari constituency of Kashmir and two booths in Kargil Assembly segment where repolling was held today.

According to official figures, more than 65 per cent voters had cast their votes in two polling booths in Sonawari while poll percentage in as many booths in Kargil was above 79 per cent.

The figures said out of 763 votes in Poshwari-A polling booth, 528 votes were pollled while in Poshwari-B out of 738 votes, 446 were polled in Sonawari constituency.

Out of 601 votes in Apati polling station in Kargil segment, 514 had cast their ballots while in Chaliskote booth out of 718 votes, 534 were polled.

Polling was held peacefully and there was no report of any untoward incident.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) had ordered a repoll in these polling booths on the basis of the reports of the Returning Officers and the Observers and also taking into account all the material circumstances.

The ECI has, under sub-section (a) of Section 68 of the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of People's Act, 1957, declared the polling taken on November 17 as void and had fixed today for repoll.

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