Tribune News Service
Srinagar, April 13
The lowest-ever 2.02 per cent turnout was recorded during re-polling at 38 polling stations today across five Assembly segments of Budgam district, part of the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency that went to polls on April 9.
With this, an overall poll percentage of 7.09 has been registered in the Lok Sabha constituency, which is lower than the overall percentage of 7.14 during the April 9 election that was marred by widespread violence in which eight persons were killed and several others injured.
Edit: Bypolls in eight states
The re-polling was held amid tight security arrangements with nearly 300 security men deployed for each polling station. Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shantmanu said of the 35,169 voters, only 709 exercised their right of franchise. The counting of votes will take place on April 15 as the election process is to be completed by April 16.
There were stray incidents of violence in Nasrullahpora area of Budgam Assembly segment and Bagh-e-Mehtab area of Chadoora segment. However, there were no reports of any injuries.
Total voters 35,169
Votes cast 709
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