Nearly 25 per cent votes polled in Jammu and Kashmir till 11 am

24.66 per cent votes were polled till 11 am in first four hours of polling in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, an official spokesman said.

Giving a constituency-wise break up, he said that 30.57 votes were polled in Jammu, 35.91 in Samba, 30.80 in Rajouri, 32.83 in Poonch in Jammu division.

In Kashmir division where polling is underway for Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, he said that 11.40 votes were polled till 11 am in Baramulla, 19 per cent in Kupwara and 12.63 in Bandipora while the migrant vote share was 19.36 per cent.

Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections started at 7 am for the Baramulla seat.

Nine candidates comprising National Conference’s (NC) Akbar Lone; Peoples Democratic Peoples’ (PDP) Abdul Qayoom Wani; Congress’s Farooq Ahmed Mir; Peoples Conference’s (PC) Raja Aijaz Ali; Er Abdul Rasheed Independent; Najeeb Naqvi as Independent; Jehangir Khan NPP; Javeed Ahmed Qureshi as Independent and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) M. M War are in fray for the Baramulla seat.

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