National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday cast their vote in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency. Mobile internet services have been snapped in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure, as Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary constituencies are voting today in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.Â Â
Speaking to media after casting his vote, Omar Abdullah said, how BJPâ€™s candidate from Bhopal constituencyÂ Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is out on bail on the grounds of ill health is fit enough to contest Lok Sabha elections.â€
Omar Abdullah on Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur: BJP have given ticket (from Bhopal) to a candidate who is not only an accused in a terror case but is also out on bail on health grounds. If her health condition doesn't permit her to be in jail,how does it permit her to contest polls? pic.twitter.com/2yfdZQYOchâ€” ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
Over 12.95 lakh electors will decide the fate of 12 candidates, including former chief minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah, in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency. The constituency is spread over 15 assembly segments, comprising three districts of central Kashmir Ganderbal, Srinagar and Budgam.
According to the figures provided by the chief electoral officer of the state, the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat has 12,95,304 registered voters 6,67,252 males, 6,27,282 females, 744 service voters (728 males and 16 females) and 26 transgender voters.
The election authorities have set up 1,716 polling stations in the constituency
The 12 candidates in the fray are Farooq Abdullah of the NC, Sheikh Khalid Jehangir of the BJP, Nazir Ahmad Lone of the Rashtriya Jankranti Party, Irfan Raza Ansari of the J&K Peoples Conference, Abdul Rashid Ganie of the J&K National Panthers Party, Abdul Khaliq Bhat of the Shiv Sena, Aga Syed Mohsin of the J&K Peoples Democratic Party, Nazir Ahmad Sofi of the Manavadikar National Party, Showkat Hussain Khan of the JD(U), and independents Abdul Rashid Banday, Bilal Sultan and Sajad Ahmad Dar.
A total of 235 polling stations have been set up in Ganderbal district, which comprises the two assembly segments of Kangan and Ganderbal and has a total of 1,76,650 electors, the poll body said.
Srinagar, comprises eight assembly segments of Hazratbal, Zadibal, Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal, Amira Kadal, Sonawar and Batamaloo, and has 6,49,236 electors. A total of 857 polling stations have been set up across the district, it added.