43.3 per cent polling in Udhampur, Srinagar LS seats till 5 pm

Jammu and Kashmir recorded nearly 43.3 per cent polling till 5 pm in Udhampur and Srinagar Lok Sabha constituencies, a poll official said.

Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency recorded 64.78 percent polling, with Udhampur district registering the highest of 72.2 percent polling till 5 pm, he said.

Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency recorded 14.93 per cent polling, with highest 21 per cent polling recorded in Budgam and lowest 7 percent in Srinagar district till 5 pm.

Voting began on a peaceful note Thursday in two Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, with voters in border district of Kathua and Udhampur turning up early morning to exercise their franchise, officials said.

Over 29.81 lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of 24 candidates, including former Chief Minister and NC chief Dr Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh contesting for Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary seats.