Narrow margins between victory and defeat in Kangan

One of the candidates got 243 votes while another secured 241 losing by a margin of just 2 votes.

IRFAN RAINA
Kangan, Publish Date: Nov 21 2018 12:47AM | Updated Date: Nov 21 2018 12:47AM
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Kangan block in Ganderbal district which went to polls in the 2nd phase of the panchayat elections on Tuesday witnessed a narrow margin between the victory and the defeat for the contesting candidates. 

Kangan block which recorded 27.3% voter turnout saw a neck and neck contest between the rival candidates particularly in four Sarpanch halqas which included Akhal-A, Akhal-B, Wangath-B and Chatergul-C. 

Official sources said those who were declared winners after counting won by a narrow margin. They said in Wangath-B Sarpanch halqa a total of 516 votes were cast out of which 32 were rejected during counting.

One of the candidates got 243 votes while another secured 241 losing by a margin of just 2 votes.

Simarly, in Sarpanch halqa Chatergul, Akhal-A and Akhal-B the winning candidates were declared winners by a narrow margin of 2, 8 and 1 votes respectively. The contest in other panch wards was alike and the defeated candidates lost by a narrow margin.

An official told Greater Kashmir that the polling concluded peacefully. 

Kangan block have 32 Sarpanch halqas and 248 panch wards out of which the contest was only in 4 sarpanch halqas and 3 panch constituencies. 

Rest of the panchayat constituencies either were uncontested or vacant due to no nominations received.

 

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