Lok Sabha Polls: 65 Booths in Jammu’s Anantnag draw Zero Votes; 40 from Mehbooba Mufti’s Bastion

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The Anantnag Lok Sabha Seat of Jammu and Kashmir where PDP Leader Mehbooba Mufti was on fray recorded zero votes 65 booths where polling held on April 23. Out of the total 65 booths, 40 booths were from Bijbehara, the home turf of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

A total of 120 polling booths were set up for the Bijbehara Assembly Segment. The Assembly segment has a population of 93,289 people. The Assembly Segment is the home-turf of PDP Leader Mehbooba Mufti.

As per the records available, 12 percent turnout was in Anantnag Lok Sabha seat while Bijbehara assembly segment saw a two percent voting till 4 pm. A total of 1,893 electorates exercised their franchise when the polling ended at 4 pm from the assembly segment.

READ: Check Out full list of Congress Candidates for Lok Sabha Polls 2019

Anantnag Parliamentary is one of the longest vacant seats that was left by Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in 2016 when she joined hands with BJP to form the next government in the valley.

Mufti in a run-up to the polls 2019 is taking on Congress’ Ghulam Ahmad Mir and BJP’s Sofi Youssaf.

Lok Sabha Polls have already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Polls in Jammu and Kashmir’ Six Seats is slated to be held in five phases. While Polling in Anantnag Parliamentary Seat will take place in three phases – April 23, April 29 and May 6.

While Baramulla and Jammu constituencies voted in the first phase while Srinagar and Udhampur constituencies went to polls on April 18 as a part of the second phase of voting.

The Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, which went to polls in the first phase, saw 17 polling stations with zero votes while the Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat recorded zero votes in 90 booths. Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat voted on April 18, during the second phase.

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