J&K local body polls to be held in four phases from October 8
IGNORING the poll boycott announced by two major political parties in the State, Jammu & Kashmir’s State Election Commission on Saturday decided to go ahead with Urban Local Bodies polls and announced that municipal polls would be held from October 8 in four phases.
With the announcement of the poll schedule, the model code of conduct has kicked in.
“We shall be holding the municipal elections first and then the panchayat elections,” the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra told reporters here on Saturday.
He said the polling for four phases will be held on October 8, 10, 13 and 16 and the notifications would be issued on September 18, 20, 22 and 24, respectively.
Counting of votes would be held on October 20.
The last municipal elections in J&K were held in January 2005 after a gap of 23 years.