At J&K Block Development Council polls, Srinagar records 100% turnout1 min read . Updated: 24 Oct 2019, 09:31 PM IST
- This was the first democratic exercise in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of its special status in August
- The lowest turnout was in Pulwama and Shopian at 86% and 85% respectively
New Delhi: Amid a tight security cover, Jammu and Kashmir conducted its first democratic process since a clampdown was imposed on 5 August.
On Thursday, J&K conducted elections for the Block Development Councils (BDC) with Srinagar registering a record turnout of 100%.
J&K Chief Electoral Officer, Shailendra Kumar said, "As per the report we received till 1 pm, total voting percentage was 98.3%. Highest voting was done in Srinagar dist - 100%, the lowest was in Pulwama & Shopian - 86% and 85% respectively."
Kumar also added that the security arrangements were identical to that followed during the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year.
Kumar added, "The party wise position looks like this - BJP 81, Indian National Congress 1, Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party 8, BSP 0, Independent 217 - total comes to 307."
This was the first democratic exercise in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of its special status in August.