Kargil council polls: Over 70% turnout

KARGIL: Over 70 percent voting was recorded in the 4th General Election to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, which passed off peacefully today.

The information was given by the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (LAHDC) Kargil, (Election Authority), Vikas Kundal here this evening after the conclusion of polling.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the counting of votes is scheduled for 31st of August, 2018. Around 99 candidates are in the fray and by September 5 new Council will be in place.
He said that the voter turnout shows enthusiasm among the voters, especially, women who turned out in greater numbers at most of the polling booths in and around Kargil Town besides across the district.
A large number of young voters were also witnessed during the polling that went off peacefully across the district. He said that the figures of percentage are tentative and are expected to rise as certain polling stations are still to give their result.
In order to ensure free and fair polling, the Observers, appointed by the Government to monitor the LAHDC Elections including Rajesh Sharma, Pradeep Kumar, Bilal Ahmad, Abdul Rashid War and Gulzar Ahmad Dar inspected various polling booths in their respective allotted Constituencies.
Deputy Commissioner Vikas Kundal and SP Kargil, Dr Pawan Kumar also visited various polling booths during the polling.

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