Amid shutdown polling begins for 7th phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Voting began for the seventh phase f Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid JRL’s shutdown call in poll-bound areas. Polling started at 8 am and will end at 2 pm.

Voting for the 7th phase is being held at 2,714 polling stations — 576 in Kashmir and 2,138 in Jammu.

A total of 5,575 candidates are in the fray for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats while 85 sarpanchs and 912 panchs have already been elected unopposed in this phase.

The nine-phased elections that began on November 17 is slated to end on December 11.

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