In the first phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, 72.16 per cent of polling took place for the Jammu parliamentary constituency while over 35 per cent polling was witnessed for the Baramulla parliamentary constituency.
The morning today couldn’t have been more enthusing and provoking to vote. The early morning breeze coupled with a relaxing dip in the day temperature set the tone for celebrating the festival of democracy today.
In the first phase of General Elections, two Parliamentary Constituencies of Baramulla and Jammu, spread over seven districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipore, Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch went to polls today.
At many a place, women outnumbered men to exercise their franchise, thus amply displaying the deep roots democracy has taken among masses. Age or physical health couldn’t deter voters from exercising their choice. Baba Gyan Singh, 102 year old cast his vote at PS Mawakarora (Akhnoor) and so did Bansi Lal, 85 year old in Khour constituency.
CRPF women personnel help an elderly lady to enter the polling booth. Gandhinagar, Jammu.
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The voters expressed satisfaction for the facilities made available at the polling booths for the smooth conduct of polls.
The Jammu parliamentary constituency, which covers four districts, Samba witnessed the highest poll percentage (over 73 per cent) followed by Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri respectively. In the last general elections, the poll percentage for the Jammu Lok Sabha seat was 69.17 per cent.
Democracy, as they say, is a government by debate and discussion and today’s enthusiasm amply reflected that.