Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference(NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday appealed to the residents of southKashmir not to reward the “death, destruction and deceit” of last four years byboycotting the polls.
“To the voters of Anantnag, please don’t reward the death,destruction & deceit of the last 4 years by staying home & boycottingthe election. Come out & vote to give your anger a voice. Vote for the bestcandidate in the field, vote for @masoodi_hasnain,” Omar said in a tweet.
The election commission officials said that only 1.55 percent voteshave been polled till 9 am in Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
Polling began at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 pm for the Anantnag LokSabha seat.
There are around 714 polling stations set up for 5,23,566 voters insix polling segments of Bijbehara, Pahalgam, Shangus, Anantnag, Kokernag andDooru.
Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party President, Ghulam AhmedMir, state President of the Congress, Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of theNational Conference, Sofi Yusuf of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Chowdhury ZafarAli of the People’s Conference are in the fray in this constituency.
Heavy deployment of THE Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and statepolice has been made to secure the polling stations and provide safety to thevoters.