Migrant Kashmiri Pandits poll 66.71% for Kulgam

More than 66 percent migrant Kashmiri pandits cast their ballot Monday in the fifth phase of the ongoing LokSabha elections at 22 special polling stations set up for them at Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi. 

The special feature of the voting was the lone polling station set up in New Delhi where both from the only two registered voters cast their ballot, making it the first polling station in India to register 100 percent turnout.

According to Assistant Returning Officer (Migrants), Delhi Digvijay Gupta one of the voters had registered for assembly segment of Kulgam and the other for Devsar. 

The overall voting percentage of migrant Kashmiri pandits in all the 22 remote polling stations was 66.71.  

According to the election commission data, 1818 migrant voters cast their ballot from among the 2870 registered with M-Form for Kulgam district consisting of four assembly segments – Kulgam, Noorabad, HomShalibugh and Devsar.

As per ARO (Migrants) Jammu PankajAnand “939 males and 845 females cast their votes with voting percentage of 64.80.”

In Udhampur, 35.95 percent migrant voters exercised their franchise for Kulgam district. According to ARO (Migrants) UdhampurAnirudhRai, out of 89 registered voters, 32 votes were polled by the migrants.