Agence India Press
Srinagar:Amid tight security arrangements, polling began for the third phase of the multi-phased panchayat polls in the state. However, mainstream parties- NC, PDP and other party workers on ground have fielded their workers.
Five blocks each in Kashmir and Jammu region went to polling in the first phase. The polling started at 8 AM and will come to close at 2 PM. Long queues of voters were seen in Gundmanchar village of Lolab valley and also in many others villages in North Kashmir.
Ballot papers are cast by the voters after they put stamps on the names and symbols of the candidates of their choice. The sarpanches for various village constituencies are also being chosen through direct elections n the Panchayat polls.
Tight security arrangements are in place for the 4128 panchayats going to polls across the state today. However displaying overwhelming enthusiasm, the voters unmindful of security scenario came out for polling.
The Panchayat polls are being held in the state after nearly a decade. The last panchayat polls were held in 2001. (AIP)
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