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Srinagar Lok Sabha elections 2024: Kashmir sees highest turnout since 1996, says EC

Srinagar voted for the first time in the Lok Sabha Elections after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The parliamentary constituency had recorded a total voter turnout of 14.43 per cent in the 2019 elections.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Srinagar Updated on: May 14, 2024 12:32 IST
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Image Source : PTI Polling officials in Srinagar

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: In a tectonic shift and noticeable change in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, which voted for the first time in the Lok Sabha Elections post-Article 370 era on Monday (May 13), the parliamentary constituency has witnessed highest voter turnout of over 37.98 per cent till 11 pm since 1996. It is more than double the turnout of nearly 14.43 per cent in the 2019 elections. It breached the 2014 turnout of 25.86 per cent as well. The polling began at 7 am amid tight security in the fourth phase of polls in which 17.48 lakh voters are eligible to use their franchise in the city.

Polling was incident free without any calls of poll boycott.

According to the latest Election Commission data at 11 pm, the following are voting percentages in the city

  • Srinagar approximate voter turnout as per Election Commission data at 11 pm on Monday:
  • Central Shalteng - 26.43 per cent
  • Chadoora - 49.10  per cent
  • Char-e-Shareef - 56 per cent
  • Channapora - 22.60  per cent
  • Eidgah - 26.81 per cent
  • Ganderbal - 49.48 per cent
  • Habba Kadal - 14.05 per cent
  • Hazratbal - 28.28 per cent
  • Kangan (ST) - 58.80 per cent
  • Khan Sahib - 50.35 per cent
  • Khanyar - 24.24 per cent
  • Lal Chowk - 27.33 per cent
  • Pampore - 38.01 per cent
  • Pulwama - 43.39 per cent
  • Rajpora - 45.79 per cent
  • Shopian - 47.88 per cent
  • Tral - 40.29 per cent
  • Zadibal - 29.41 per cent
  • Overall: 37.98 per cent

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Image Source : PTIVoting stand in queue in Srinagar

Voting percentages in Srinagar in various general elections before the abrogation of Article 370:

  • 1996: 40.94 per cent
  • 1998: 30.06 per cent
  • 1999: 11.93 per cent
  • 2004: 18.57 per cent
  • 2009: 25.55 per cent
  • 2014: 25.86 per cent
  • 2019: 14.43 per cent

Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, ending the special status given to the erstwhile state, which is now a Union Territory. 

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