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Feb 13, 2020
6:37PM

Panchayat elections for vacant posts of every block to be held in March in J&K

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In Jammu and Kashmir, Panchayat elections for vacant posts of every block will be held in March in eight phases. Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shailendra Kumar said that for Jammu division it will be held in 4 phases and for Kashmir division it will be held in 8 phases.

Addressing the media in Jammu, the CEO said the first phase of elections will be held on 5th March and 8th and final phase on 20th March.

He said ballot boxes will be used during the elections. With the announcement of the elections, Model Code of Conduct has come into force in all the places where elections are being held.

The CEO said that the union territory of Ladakh has not yet sent any request for conduct of elections so the Commision has not included Ladakh. He said, Ladakh is snow-bound & it is very cold out there. So it is not feasible to have election at this point of time there.

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