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People stand in a queue to vote at a polling station, during the fourth general election phase, in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, May 13, 2024. (Reuters)

Individuals stand in a queue to vote at a polling station, through the fourth common election part, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Might 13, 2024. (Reuters)

Historic excessive voter turnout at Srinagar polling middle. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha congratulates stakeholders. Peaceable polling witnessed in numerous Meeting segments

Srinagar polling middle on Monday registered a report 36.58% voter turnout by 8 pm, marking a historic excessive for which Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha congratulated the individuals and all stakeholders within the parliamentary constituency.

“Voters of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, and Shopian confirmed up in report numbers to solid their votes in a present of religion and enthusiasm within the election course of,” the Election Fee of India (ECI) stated in a press observe. This was the primary common election within the valley after the abrogation of Article 370 and the enaction of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. There are 24 candidates within the fray as in comparison with 12 within the 2019 common election, the ECI added.

“Would particularly prefer to applaud the individuals of Srinagar Parliamentary constituency for the encouraging turnout, considerably higher than earlier than. The abrogation of Article 370 has enabled the potential and aspirations of the individuals to search out full expression. Taking place on the grassroots stage, it’s nice for the individuals of J&Ok, particularly the youth,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in a submit on X.

Safety personnel stand guard as individuals stand in line to vote at a polling station through the fourth common election part, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Might 13, 2024. (Reuters)

‘It’s heartening’

In a submit on X, the Lt Governor stated: “Immediately, individuals got here out in massive numbers to solid their votes in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency and reaffirmed their religion in democracy and the structure. I commend the onerous work by all of the stakeholders without spending a dime, honest, peaceable and clean conduct of the polling.”

Returning Officer for Srinagar, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, stated there have been no experiences of zero voting from 2,135 polling stations throughout the constituency. Notably, previously many polling stations would report zero turnout. “It’s heartening to see the massive surge in voting share within the greatest competition of democracy. I actually admire the passion of electors and hopeful to see historic turnout within the subsequent two phases. I enchantment to all to vote with out worry and vote with duty and satisfaction,” Lt Governor Sinha stated.

‘Largest endorsement’

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya lauded the report turnout as “the most important endorsement for a flourishing democracy in Kashmir, submit abrogation of Artwork 370.” “Polling p.c within the prestigious Srinagar LS seat has jumped considerably in 2024 GE to 36.88% (nonetheless updating). Figures for: 2019 GE 14.43% 2014 GE 25.86%. One other marketing campaign of calumny bites mud,” Malviya stated in a submit on the microblogging web site X.

The fourth part of the Lok Sabha elections in the present day noticed a voter turnout of 62.9% until 8 pm in 96 constituencies unfold over 10 States and union territories. As many as 1,717 candidates had been in fray on this part and 17.7 crore electors had been eligible to train their franchise. Up to now, the voting course of in 23 States and union territories and 379 seats has been accomplished.

Discover in-depth protection of voting in Telangana , Odisha , and Andhra Pradesh throughout Lok Sabha Election 2024 Section 4 polling.


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