Jammu Kashmir polls of 6 constituences on Nov 23

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{image-j&k_22112008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Srinagar, Nov 22: The political fate of two nominees Omar Abdullah and former PDP Minister, Qazi Mohammad Afzal and 81 other candidates will be decided on Sunday, Nov 23 when six seats in Jammu and Kashmir go to polls in the second phase amid tight security. Around 4.94 lakh voters will be casting their votes at 530 polling booths in Ganderbal, Kangan, Nowshera, Darhal, Rajouri and Kalakote. Security forces have taken position well in advance in and around the polling stations to instill confidence among the voters and foil possible attempts by militants to disrupt the polls, official sources said.

Nearly half of the 530 polling stations have been described as 'hyper sensitive' while the rest have been named under 'sensitive' category.

The centre of attraction will be Ganderbal where Abdullah is locked in a triangular contest with Afzal and Sheikh Ishfaq Ahmad of Congress though there are 9 others in the fray. Afzal had defeated Omar in 2002.

Mian Altaf Ahmed of the NC is seeking a fourth straight victory from Kangan constituency.

The fate of Ghulam Ahmad Rather (Cong), Radhay Sham Sharma (NC), Romesh Chander Sharma (Cong), NC rebels Choudhary Talib Hussain and Mohammad Sharief Tariq and Congress rebel Ashok Kumar Sharma will also be decided tomorrow.

Two women candidates Sheraz Begum (BSP) and Mohinder Kour (Independent) are also trying their luck.

Ten constituencies spread over four districts went to polls in the first phase on Nov 17.

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