Clubbing polling booths biggest hurdle: Congress

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Sunday said clubbing of polling booths was the biggest hurdle witnessed in the electoral process in the ongoing elections.

In a statement the party spokesperson expressed serious concern over the clubbing of polling booths, asserting it has affected the electoral process, as that many polling booths on single location has created mess.

“The polling booths should have be setup as per the traditional way of conducting polling, which has not happened this time,” he said.

The spokesman added that the election department should have setup one polling booth at single location rather than establishing 10 booths on single location.

“Congress party believes that this exercise done by the election department has not augured well in the ongoing elections while having the potential to create more chaos among the electorate. It should have been rectified in the interest of smooth conduct of polls.”

He also emphasized the election department to ensure adequate security arrangements in Shopian and Pulwama district, besides ensuring free and fair elections.

“Congress party witnessed lack of security arrangements in last two phases of election in south Kashmir and emphasizes the election body to put in place all necessary security arrangements during polling in Shopian and Pulwama districts,” the spokesperson added.