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Jammu and Kashmir records 58 per cent turnout in 3rd Phase of Assembly polls

Defying boycotts and terror threats, voters in Jammu & Kashmir today came out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right in third phase polling of the five-leg Assembly elections.

Braving chill and defying threat perception, the voters in the border state, accounted 58 per cent polling in 16 assembly constituencies spread over Baramulla, Pulwama and Badgam districts.

Barring few minor incidents of stone pelting and a minor blast near a polling booth hours before the start of polling, the voting remained by and large peaceful.
 
A total of 13,69,102 voters, including 6,51,245 women, sealed the fate of 138 candidates, including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah from Beerwah. Omar Abdullah also tweeted: “My personal thanks to the voters of Beerwah who came out in droves to elect their MLA today.

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