Leh, the “highest” constituency in India

May 12th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Leh, May 12 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in remote Leh region of Kashmir, which is going to polls in the final round of the five-phased general elections to be held on May 13.

The Leh district has a total of 239 polling stations, out of which 183 are in Leh and 56 in Nobra Assembly segment. Located in the Himalayan region, the constituency is the highest in India.

Polling stations of Ladakh Parliamentary constituency are gearing up and getting ready for elections tomorrow.

All the officials are being trained about the election procedures and about EVM machines.

“We are given training here in the Deputy Commissioner office auditorium hall. The Deputy Commissioner himself has given training. Earlier, we were provided training on May 6 and May 7. We were also given training on May 1 and May 2. Everyone got training very well and now all the employees are trained,” said Aswani, a presiding officer.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other polling material are being ferried by helicopters to six inaccessible polling stations-Fotoksar, Yulchung, Neraks, Lingshed, Skumpata and Dipling, all in Leh Assembly segment.

The deployment of staff for other polling stations is almost completed.

Though there are five candidates are pitted against each other in the Ladakh Parliamentary constituency, yet the main contest is between Phuntsog Namgyal Congress candidate and Ghulam Murtaza, a PDP (People’s Democratic Party) candidate for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency (Jammu and Kashmir). (ANI)

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