Lok Sabha Polls: First major poll after Article 370, Srinagar records highest turnout since 1996

Lok Sabha Polls: First major poll after Article 370, Srinagar records highest turnout since 1996
(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)
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(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)

A voter turnout of 38 per cent was recorded in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat without any untoward incident on Monday, the highest since 1996 when the constituency in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed nearly 41 per cent polling.

(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)
(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)

Although 24 candidates are in the fray, the main contest is between NC’s Aga Ruhullah, PDP’s Wahid Parra and Apni Party’s Mohammad Ashraf Mir.

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, his son and party Vice President Omar Abdullah and grandsons Zamir Abdullah and Zahir Abdullah show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth during the 4th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Srinagar.
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, his son and party Vice President Omar Abdullah and grandsons Zamir Abdullah and Zahir Abdullah show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth during the 4th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Srinagar.(Photo | PTI)
(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and the political parties congratulated the people of Srinagar constituency on the "historic" voter turnout.

(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)

Voting took place in the districts of Srinagar, Ganderbal, and Pulwama, and partly in Budgam and Shopian districts at around 2,135 polling stations across the Srinagar parliamentary constituency with live webcasting at all the polling stations, the EC said in a statement.

A senior citizen coming out of a polling station after casting his vote in Srinagar.
A senior citizen coming out of a polling station after casting his vote in Srinagar.(Photo | Zahoor Punjabi)
 Voters wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Downtown, Srinagar.
Voters wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Downtown, Srinagar.(Photo | PTI)
Voters wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Downtown, Srinagar.
Voters wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Downtown, Srinagar.(Photo | PTI)

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