Polling is underway for the second phase of District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Voting is taking place for 43 DDC constituencies in this phase. More than 7 lakh 90 thousand voters will decide the fate of 321 candidates.
Out of 43 DDC constituencies going to polls in this phase, 25 are in Kashmir valley and 18 in Jammu division. The polling commenced amid severe cold at 7 in the morning. It is expected to pick up as the day progresses and temperature improves. All arrangements are in place for peaceful and smooth polling.
The first phase of 8-phased DDC election in the UT saw 52% voter turnout on Saturday. Bypolls to 83 vacant Sarpanch seats and 331 panch seats are also going on with today’s DDC polls. It may be mentioned that DDC election is the first ever electoral process post nullifying of Article 370 and reorganization of the State into two Union Territories.