Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the second phase of polling on Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday.
Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 candidates including Prof Bhim Singh of Panthers Party, Arshid Mailk of PDP and JKDF candidate Anil Gupta are in the fray.
To ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of the polling the election commission of India has set up 2051 polling stations across six districts of Jammu region.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the election commission to ensure peaceful conduct of the polling.
The polling stations across Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, Udhampur and Kathua have been handed over to the security personnel in advance in vulnerable areas.
In the wake of bad weather conditions the polling parties were deputed to remote areas from early Wedensday morning.
Meanwhile, in a last minute effort the main candidates after the completion of the campaign period preferred door to door campaigning with active support of their grass root level workers and distributed voter ID slips among the local residents urging them to vote in large numbers.