1.62 lakh new voters for assembly segments
Revision Of Electoral Rolls
Jammu, Jan 1: The State Election Commission (SEC) has added 1.62 lakh new voters for assembly constituencies in all the three regions of the state with Anantnag (Islamabad) district registering the highest number of 18,000 electorates in 2010.
Official sources told Greater Kashmir that out of total 1, 62, 223 new voters, the SEC registered 93, 992 voters in Kashmir, while the number of new electorates in Jammu region was 68, 231.
The names of 98,000 voters (52,000 in Kashmir and 45,000 in Jammu), however, were also deleted during the revision of electoral rolls in the state during 2010, maintained sources.
“The highest number of new voters in any assembly segment of the state was registered in Gulmarg where a total of 4739 new were electorates enrolled, while the Zanskar assembly segment enrolled the lowest (205) new voters in 2010,” said sources.
About the district-wise revision of electoral rolls, sources maintained that Anantnag (Islamabad) registered maximum number of 18,000 new voters, while Kargil district recorded lowest number of 1995 new electorates.
Sources said the highest number of 10,000 voters was deleted in Baramulla district, while Kargil recorded lowest number of 623 voters in deletion category.
As per the constituency-wise deletion of voters, the Rajouri constituency topped the tally with 4529 electorates, while Habakadal registered lowest deletion of 6 voters.
According to the SEC figures, about 2.7 lakh new voters have been enrolled for the Panchayat elections across the State after last date for filing claims for addition, deletion and correction of voter lists.
About 1.9 lakh new voters have been added in Jammu region and about 80,000 in Kashmir valley, he said.
“Kashmir Valley had witnessed poor response to addition or correction of names in the voter lists and the major reason for which was being attributed to unrest for past six months,” maintained sources.
The State was suffering a financial loss of Rs 260 crore every year in the absence of Panchayats, as the Centre is not providing the funds used through the rural bodies.
The final electoral rolls for the Panchayat elections would be published on January 3, 2011.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Jan 2011 00:00:00 IST
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