Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency, that is making a record of types by voting in 3 separate phases, has witnessed the minimum voting to this point. The constituency, wherever the primary section of elections is being control nowadays, showed 4.7 per cent voting until 11 am. The low figures pushed National Conference chief Omar Abdullah to issue a Twitter appeal.
“To the voters of Anantnag, please don’t reward the death, destruction & deceit of the last four years by staying home & boycotting the election. kick off & vote to convey your anger a voice. Vote for the best candidate within the field, vote for @masoodi_hasnain,” read mr Abdullah’s post.
Mr Abdullah’s arch-rival, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti s contesting from Anantnag against Mr Abdullah’s party’s candidate Hasnain Masoodi.
The retired choose of the Jammu and geographical area tribunal is thought for his landmark judgement on Article 370 of Oct 2015, during which he aforementioned the Article, which provides Jammu and geographical area its special standing together with Article 35A, “though titled as ‘Temporary Provision'” has “assumed place of permanency within the Constitution”.
Anantnag became the primary constituency in India’s electoral history to own elections in 3 sections – nowadays is that the first phase. The election commission aforementioned the schedule was created keeping in mind the safety scenario within the constituency, that is unfold across four districts of terror-hit south Jammu and Kashmir.
More than three hundred corporations (30,000 personnel) of security forces are deployed for today’s polling, that has been peaceful to this point, officers aforementioned.
Voting can finish at 4:00 pm, rather than the same old 6:00 pm, following a request by police.