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Gandhinagar highest voter constituency in J-K

india Updated: Nov 12, 2014 17:44 IST

The Gandhinagar Assembly constituency in Jammu has the highest number of voters whereas Nubra in Ladakh region has the lowest number of voters in the 87-member Assembly going to polls in the state this month.

Gandhinagar Assembly Constituency, which is based on smaller geographical area and located in South Jammu city, has the largest number of 1,66,132 voters, according to official data of Jammu and Kashmir Electoral department.

Of the total electorate, it has 85,822 male voters and 80,308 female voters with a total of 172 polling stations, it said.

One of the biggest segment in terms of area, Nubra Assembly constituency of Leh district in Ladakh region has the lowest electorate of 13,054 voters.

It has 6,570 male voters and 6,483 female voters besides a total of 63 polling stations, it said.

As per the data, there are 7,225,559 voters, who will be exercising their franchise in the coming Assembly elections to choose 87 new representatives to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.

The second largest voters' constituency is Jammu west with 1,51,311 voters including 77,389 males and 73,921 females. It has 171 polling stations.

The third largest constituency in terms of voters comes from Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar, where Batamaloo has 1,20,198 voters including 62,820 male voters and 57,378 female voters. It has 155 polling stations.

Among the constituencies which have second lowest voters is Gurez segment in Kashmir valley which has 17,554 voters with 9,318 male voters and 8,236 female voters. It has 27 polling stations.

Besides, Zanaskar in Kargil district of Ladakh region has 20,696 voters including 10,367 male voters and 10,329 female voters with 83 polling stations followed by Karnah segment in Kashmir with 32,794 voters including 17,024 males and 15770 females with 60 polling stations.

Notwithstanding the ravaging floods in Jammu and Kashmir,the electorate in the state has risen to 72 lakh for the Assembly polls, an increase of 2.7 per cent from the number of voters in the state in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Kashmir valley has registered an increase of 1,53,423 voters from the Lok Sabha poll electorate of 35,99,772 to 37,53,195 voters for the coming Assembly polls, according to the data.

Similarly, in Jammu there has been an increase of 81,698 voters from 32,29,740?electorate in Lok Sabha polls to 33,11,438 voters at present, it said.

However, Ladakh region has shown a decline of 3,959 voters from 1,64,885 voters in Lok Sabha polls to 1,60,926 at present, it said.

As per the figures, there was an electorate of 61,65,108 registered in 2002 Assembly elections in the state followed by 64,61,757 voters in 2008 and 69,94,284 during this year's Parliamentary polls.

Figures point to increase in electorate by 10,60,451 voters from 2002 Assembly polls to 2014 Assembly poll figures, followed by 7,63,802 voters from 2008 Assembly elections till now.