J&K: Polling underway for 4th phase of DDC elections
Polling is underway for the fourth phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Voting, which began at 7 AM, will end at 2 PM.
Polling is taking place for 34 constituencies – 17 each in Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
While 138 candidates including 48 women are in the fray in Kashmir division, 111 contestants including 34 women in the fray in Jammu division.
Bypolls to 50 vacant seats of Sarpanch and 216 Panchs are also underway in the union territory.
In view of Covid-19 pandemic, adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety of the polling personnel as well as voters.
Special polling stations have been set up at Jammu and Udhampur to facilitate voting by Kashmiri migrants.