High Stakes in J-K: 100 Candidates Await Lok Sabha Poll Results

With the Lok Sabha poll results just days away, nine centers are set up in Jammu and Kashmir for counting votes. The process will decide the fates of 100 candidates, including prominent political figures. Security and logistical arrangements are in place, ensuring a smooth counting process.

PTI | Jammu | Updated: 02-06-2024 14:33 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 14:33 IST
High Stakes in J-K: 100 Candidates Await Lok Sabha Poll Results
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As the Lok Sabha poll results loom just two days away, officials announced nine counting centers across five constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir. Among the critical setups is a separate center in New Delhi for Kashmiri migrant votes. The outcomes will determine the political fates of 100 candidates, including significant contenders like Union Minister Jitendra Singh and former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. Notable candidates from various parties, such as Raman Bhalla and Choudhary Lal Singh of Congress, are also in the fray.

With security and logistics meticulously planned, officials are bracing for Tuesday's crucial vote-count. The voter turnout this election has been remarkable, reaching a historic 58.46%, the highest in 35 years. The Kashmir Valley saw voter participation rise by a notable 30 percentage points compared to the 2019 elections.

Chief Electoral Officer Pandurang K Pole conducted a comprehensive review with district electoral officers to ensure a smooth counting process. Emphasis was placed on the installation of CCTV cameras and proper training for personnel to maintain discipline and decorum at counting centers.

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