Omar questions EC’s decision to start polling at 0600 hrs

Omar questions EC’s decision to start polling at 0600 hrs
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Srinagar, Oct 10: Questioning the decision of Election Commission (EC) to start polling at 0600 hrs in Jammu and Kashmir in the second phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah alleged that it was done as journalists won’t be around to verify the genuineness of voters at that very early hour.
“Why are polling booths opening at 6 AM? If I believed conspiracy theories I’d believe it’s because journalists won’t be around to verify the genuineness of voters at that very early hour,” Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Abdullah was reacting to a tweet which read, “This is perhaps for the first time in history of Jammu and Kashmir that polling will start before daybreak. Second phase polling to kick off at 6.00 am and sunrise in Srinagar is at 6.32 am. What is the logic?”
Meanwhile, taking a jibe at the EC over the decision, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar wrote, “3rd phase could be (from) 6pm to 6 am to make it completely transparent.”

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