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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 6.5 per cent of the 13.12 lakh electorate cast their votes Baramulla
  • Baramulla constituency will send a first time parliamentarian to the Lok Sabha
  • There are 7 assembly segments in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency

Over 6.5 per cent of the 13.12 lakh electorate cast their votes on Thursday in the first two hours of polling in phase 1 Lok Sabha elections in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.

The seven assembly segments in Baramulla district registered a turnout of 5.8 per cent in the first two hours of polling which began at 7 am, the officials said.

They said Bandipora district, which has three assembly segments, recorded a poll percentage of nearly six per cent during the corresponding period while Kupwara recorded a turnout of eight per cent so far.

Baramulla constituency will send a first time parliamentarian to the Lok Sabha as none of the nine candidates in the fray have earlier been elected to either Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha.

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