LS Polls - People queue up to cast their vote
LS Polls - People queue up to cast their vote in Baramulla

BARAMULLA — Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections started for the Baramulla seat on Thursday morning.

Unprecedented security arrangements have been put in place by the authorities and the election commission to ensure peaceful polls.

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The polling started at 7 AM and will culminate at 6 PM later today.

Reports reaching here said that people in large number are coming forward to cast their vote for their favorite candidate in parts of Baramulla since morning.

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Pertinently, PDP’s Abdul Qayoom Wani, Raja Aijaz Ali of People’s Conference, Akbar Lone of National Conference, Er Rasheed as Independent, BJP’s M. M. War, Najeeb Naqvi as Independent, Farooq Ahmed Mir for Congress, Jehangir Khan for NPP, Javeed Ahmed Qureshi as Independent and Abdul Rashid Sheikh are contesting Lok Sabha elections for Baramulla seat.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat in a statement had called for complete shutdown in valley today.

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