Voters form long queues to wait for their turn amid sunny Wednesday
Jammu division witnessed voting in 18 constituencies as Phase–VII polling for Eight Phase District Development Council elections and Panchayat by-polls was held today in the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory.
Like in past phases, the polling was held peacefully in all constituencies amid huge participation of voters across the social spectrum. The voters voted to decide the fate of 150 candidates fighting for the 18 DDC seats of the Division.
As per reports pouring in from different areas, long queues of voters were seen at polling booths where women, elderly and First time voters were seen waiting for their turn. Enthusiastic voters of all age groups flocked the polling booths since the early morning. The scenes of voters dressed in colourful woolens and forming long queues presented a festive sight in the mountainous Chenab region, which witnessed sunny a day after a chilling spell. Similar scenes were witnessed in Kathua, Samba, Jammu and Pirpanchal region, where voters thronged polling booths amid sunny weather.
Sheetal Singh, 23 was the first voter at polling Booth-33 village Chohala in border block RS Pura. Braving the early morning foggy conditions, Sunita Khajuria 45, voted at Middle School Kalibari Kathua at 7.30. First time voter, Abhishek Sharma cast his vote at GMS Maroli Polling Station in Kathua block. Madhu Singh 29, was first voter at polling Booth UPS Batyari – Udhampur.
Septuagenarian Ghulam Hassan 78, along with his family voted at Polling booth GMS Draptey in RS Pura.
Long queues of woman voters were also seen across all the constituencies. In the Chenab region, women formed long queues as they waited for their turn. Similar scenes were seen in Kathua, Udhampur and Pirpanchal region.
A centenarian female voter Zaiba Begum( 104) cast her vote at Bagan polling booth in Ramban, while another centenarian female voter, Jai Devi cast her vote at Khatyal Sawani and Mathrua Dass 95, cast his vote at polling booth Digdole on Jammu Srinagar National Highway.