Ahead of J&K DDC Polls, 168 Polling Staff Airlifted for Snow-bound Areas in Kishtwar District


    Ahead of J&K DDC Surveys, 168 Polling Staff Airlifted for Snow-bound Areas in Kishtwar District

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    DDC elections along with bypolls to panchayats and urban local bodies are scheduled to take place in eight phases in the Union Territory, starting November 28.

    • PTI Jammu
    • Last Updated: November 22, 2020, 23: 54 IST
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    Ahead of the District Advancement Council (DDC) elections, 168 ballot personnel in addition to election product were airlifted on Sunday to the snow-bound Warwan block in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials stated. DDC elections together with bypolls to panchayats and city regional bodies are set up to occur in 8 phases in the Union Area, beginning November 28.

    Thirty-nine ballot parties were inducted to the Marwah block of Kishtwar district on Saturday, the authorities said. DDC elections and panchayat bypolls will be kept in the two blocks in the very first phase on November 28, they said.

    The induction of polling personnel was done by the administration under the supervision of District Panchayat Election Officer Ashok Kumar Sharma, the officials stated. “Offered the tough geographical surface, the health of ballot personnel will refer concern for us and keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic and tough weather ahead, all plans have actually been made and safety measures considered the survey parties,” Sharma said.

    Assistant Commissioner Income, Kishtwar, Amir Hussain, who was monitoring the entire workout for induction of survey celebrations, stated the polling personnel was airlifted to transit camps in Marwah and Warwan from where they will be sent out to their particular ballot booths. He stated all boarding and lodging arrangements for the survey celebrations remain in location in these transit camps.

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