Lok Sabha polls: Nearly five per cent turnout till 11 am in Anantnag

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4.79 per cent votes were polled till 11 am on Tuesday in Anantnag during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, an official said.
Polling began at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 pm for the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
Heavy deployment of THE Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and state police has been made to secure the polling stations and provide safety to the voters.
There are around 714 polling stations set up for 5,23,566 voters in six polling segments of Bijbehara, Pahalgam, Shangus, Anantnag, Kokernag and Dooru.
Poll authorities have set up 26 polling stations outside the valley for Kashmiri Pandit migrant voters.
Of these, 21 have been set up in Jammu, four in Delhi and one in Udhampur district.
Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party President, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, state President of the Congress, Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference, Sofi Yusuf of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Chowdhury Zafar Ali of the People’s Conference are in the fray in this constituency.

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