‘All necessary preparations in place for smooth conduct of polls’

‘All necessary preparations in place for smooth conduct of polls’
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Ishtyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, Apr 10: Ahead of Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Baramulla constituencies tomorrow, the election authorities here said that all arrangements have been put in place to conduct smooth polls. Voting is scheduled tomorrow in both the Lok Sabha constituencies from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“All necessary preparations and security arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of the elections,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shalinder Kumar said.
It is to mention here that as many as 13,12,148 voters will decide the fate of 9 candidates in the fray in Baramulla constituency where 1,749 polling stations have been set up.
The constituency will witness a contest among Muhammad Akbar Lone of the NC, Raja Aijaz Ali of the Peoples Conference (PC), Abdul Qayoom Wani of the PDP and the independent candidate, Engineer Rashid.
BJP has fielded M.M. War and Congress Haji Farooq Mir from here.
In Jammu constituency as many as 10,70,014 voters would be deciding the fate of 24 candidates.
The main contestants include Jugal Kishore Sharma of the BJP, Raman Bhalla of the Congress, Prof Bhim Singh of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Choudhary Lal Singh of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan, Badrinath of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Javid Ahmad of All India Forward Block.
National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have not fielded any candidates in this constituency. (KNS)