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LG congratulates people for historic turnout in polls

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has congratulated the people and all the stakeholders on the “historic turnout” in the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency polls.

He also commended the Jammu & Kashmir Police and security forces for elaborate security management during polls in all five Parliamentary constituencies of the Union Territory.

In a tweet, the LG said: “I congratulate the people for the historic turnout in today’s polls for Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency. I compliment all stakeholders for the successful conduct of this huge exercise, especially voters for their unique contribution in strengthening democratic values.

“Overall, there has been 58% polling in J&K UT for 5 Parliamentary Constituencies in 5 phases, which is a record turnout and the entire process was conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. Congratulations to the JKP & Security forces for elaborate security management.”

Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo also complimented both the civil administration and police for working tirelessly and ensuring peaceful and smooth conduct of parliamentary elections in Jammu & Kashmir.

On the culmination of the 6th and last phase of the Lok Sabha election in J&K, the Chief Secretary, according to an official press release, hailed the high voter turnout during all the phases and said that huge participation and high voting percentage have demonstrated faith of people in the electoral process.

He said that adequate arrangements had been made to ensure the general public do not face difficulties in casting their vote and the media has amply highlighted the enthusiasm among the electorate and truly the election in J&K has looked more like a festival.

On this occasion, Dulloo remarked that since the elections are the spirit of democracy, therefore, every person who played his/her role in its successful conduct, deserved appreciation. He commended the role of every person, who had been part of the polling machinery for being part of this largest democratic exercise in the world.

He appreciated the role of officials on election duty who worked with utmost dedication and devotion to make this whole process impartial, free and fair for the electorate. He called these public servants the foot soldiers of democracy who should take pride in their accomplishments.

The Chief Secretary thanked people for coming out in large numbers to cast their vote. He acknowledged the role of Principal Secretary Home; DG Police, Divisional Commissioners Kashmir/Jammu, ADGPs, all Deputy Commissioners, DIGs,  SSPs and other civil & police officers for making foolproof arrangements, thereby providing people with a peaceful environment to exercise their vote freely as per their choice.

Dulloo also complimented the Election Commission of India especially Chief Electoral Officer J&K, who had been pivotal in making the best of the arrangements for the conduct of polling in all the districts over five phases. He expressed satisfaction that adequate security arrangements had been made which ensured peace and harmony during elections and no untoward incident was reported.

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