Historic 72.3% voter turn out in Kashmir, Jharkhand records 61.92% vote

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Jammu/Ranchi, Nov 25: Jammu & Kashmir witnessed a historic 72.3 per cent voter turnout in the first phase of the assembly election held on Tuesday while Jharkhand saw 61.92 turnout.

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7:00 pm: Historic 72.3% voter turnout in Kashmir valley; Bandipore voter turnout at 70.3% after a 35.24% turnout during LS elections.

6:35 pm: Record 80.10% voter turnout in Sonawari, 77.15% turnout in Gurez.

6:15 pm: Turnout in Jharkhand assembly poll is 61.92 per cent; figure likely to go up, says Election Commission.

4:09 pm: J&K polling % till 2 pm:

  •  Gurez 66.5
  • Bandipora 49.8
  • Sonawari 60.7
  • Kangan 61.9
  • Ganderbal 44.8
  • Nobra 56.4
  • Leh 34.4
  • Kargil 32.3
  • Zanskar 38.1
  • Kishtwar 59.4
  • Inderwal 59.2
  • Doda 57
  • Bhaderwah 56
  • Ramban 53.7
  • Banihal 57.5

3:19 pm: First phase of voting for Jharkhand Assembly polls ends.

3:08 pm: Jammu voter turnout is 49.2% till 2 pm; trumps blasts and bandhs for a record turnout

2:59 am:

2:49 pm: As of 12 noon: 

  • Gurez 37.54 %
  • Bandipora 32.72 %
  • Sonawari 38.99 %
  • Kangan 39.50 %
  • Ganderbal 31.17 %
  • Nobra 27.52 %
  • Leh 10.47 %
  • Kargil 24.00 %
  • Zanskar 22.80 %
  • Kishtwar 36.57 %
  • Inderwal 39.67 %
  • Doda 41.90 %
  • Bhaderwah 37.20 %
  • Ramban (SC) 36.20 %
  • Banihal 36.89 %

2:00 pm: 27% polling in #Jharkhand by 11am; re-polling recommended in two booths, IEDs found

1:19 pm: Another blast on the roof of a polling booth in Nadkhai of Bandipore in Jammu and Kashmir

1:04: 27% turnout in Jharkhand

12:30 pm: Poll percentage Upto: 10 a.m

  • Gurez 24.00 %
  • Bandipora 15.44 %
  • Sonawari 16.70 %
  • Kangan 18.49 %
  • Ganderbal 13.69 %
  • Nobra 9.56 %
  • Leh 6.27 %
  • Kargil 4.00%
  • Zanskar 9.75 %
  • Kishtwar 15.56 %
  • Inderwal 16.84 %
  • Doda 14.00 %
  • Bhaderwah 14.00 %
  • Ramban (SC) 14.56 %
  • Banihal 14.82 %

12:15 pm:

12:00: Log khushi aur jazbe kay saath vote daalne aaye hain, aman aur tarakki kay liye. Boycott does not help, people want to cast their vote and choose their own Govt. Boycott say humein kya mila? 90's say dekhtay aa rahein hain, sab vote dei rahein hain: Voter from Ganderbal district (J&K)

11:40 am:

11:35 am: Explosions were heard outside a polling booth in Bandipore, Jammu  

11:27 am: Young Kashmiri voters queue up for polling

10:47 am: At polling station Daderhama (Ganderbal) 32-A, 51 votes were polled till 8.30 a.m while at Polling Station 3-Dhobipora (Ganderbal) 86 votes were polled till 8.50.a.m.

9:30 am: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to visit J&K today to review security situation in the state in the wake of Assembly polls

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8:38 am: I particularly call upon my young friends in J&K and Jharkhand to turnout in large numbers & cast their votes : PM Modi tweets

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7:45 am: Maoists may target RJD, JVM(P) politicians: Intelligence inputs

7:40 am: Polling begins in Jharkhand. All 13 seats are spread over the six Maoist-affected districts of Palamau, Gumla, Lohardaga, Chatra, Garhwa and Latehar. The polling will continue till 3 pm.

7:18 am: Election Commission banned exit polls in Jammu Kashmir and Jharkhand. [Why EC bans exit polls]

7:10 am: A scene at Palamu, Jharkhand. Preparations underway ahead of polling in assembly elections.

6:45 am: For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, BJP is fielding candidates for most of the 87 seats. The party, which already has a strong vote-bank in the Hindu-dominated areas of Jammu, hopes to win more than 50 seats.

6:35 am: First time in past 25 years, boycott calls by separatists have ceased to matter ahead of the elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

No separatist group has carried out any aggressive campaign, a call has been given as a matter of form though.

6:30 am: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which once had reigned Jharkhand, once again is hoping to make a comeback post this assembly elections.

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