Over 45 per cent voter turnout recorded in Udhampur, Srinagar Lok Sabha seats

Over 45 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur and Srinagar Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday, officials said.

An official said seventy per cent voter turnout was recorded in Udhampur while the turnout was low in Srinagar seat with 14.8 per cent voters exercising their franchise on Thursday in the second phase of general elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

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 were 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.