Filing of nominations for second phase of J&K assembly elections begins

October 29th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Oct 29 (ANI): The filing of nominations for the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls began today with the issuance of notification.
Four seats in Rajouri and two in Ganderbal district will go to polls in this phase on November 23. The last date for filing nominations is November 5.
The nominations for the first phase in Jammu and Kashmir has started picking up with several political parties finalizing the names of their candidates.
Friday is the last date for the submission of papers for the first phase in which ten assembly constituencies in Bandipora, Leh, Kargil and Poonch districts will go to the polls on November 17.
Meanwhile, the Centre will send 452 para-military companies during the seven-phased elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda, “The Centre has given consent for the sanction of 452 additional para-military companies for security duties in connection with assembly elections in the state.”
The para-military companies, which will be sent for election duties in the state, would be drawn from the Border Security Force (BSF), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Special Services Bureau (SSB), the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Rapid Action Force (RAF).
The state government had made a demand for 625 companies of security forces for election duty in the state.
There are 8109 polling stations in the state and they would be guarded as per their specifications of sensitive and hyper-sensitive nature.
Three-tier security will be made at sensitive places like venues of election rallies and all candidates will get security in the Kashmir valley and troubled areas of Jammu region.
The seven-phase assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to draw over 65 lakh voters at 8,000 polling stations in the state. (ANI)

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