Kashmir’s Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency to go to Polls in 3 parts in Phase III, Phase IV & Phase V of General Elections 2019

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Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency to go to Polls in 3 parts in Phase III, Phase IV & Phase V of General Elections 2019

7.08% increase in Electors since last General Elections
18 Candidates to contest from Anantnag PC
1,842 polling stations have been set up for Anantnag Polls

By PIB Delhi

Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC) in Jammu & Kashmir would be going to polls in 3 parts in Phase III, Phase IV & Phase V of General Elections 2019, the only such PC in the country. The Four Districts to be covered in the Anantnag (PC No. 3) are Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama. The polls in Anantnag would be held on 23rdApril, in Kulgam on 29th April, in Shopian and Pulwama on 6th May, in all polling stations falling in these districts. All the PC seats in Anantnag PC belong to the General category.

As per the data sourced from CEO (Jammu & Kashmir) website, there are a total of 13,93,251 general electors in the Anantnag PC, out of which 7,20,337 are general male electors, 6,72,879 general female electors and 35 third gender electors. In addition to this, there are 4,041 service electors and 7,483 persons with disabilities (PWD) electors. A total of 1,842 polling stations have been set up for this PC during the three phases of polls. The details are as below:

PhaseParliamentary ConstituencyDistrictGeneral Male ElectorsGeneral Female ElectorsGeneral Third Gender ElectorsTotal General ElectorsTotal Service ElectorsTotal Polling StationsTotal PWD

(Source – Website of CEO, Jammu & Kashmir)

The data sourced from ECI website shows that in General Election 2014, there were a total of 13,01,143 electors in the Anantnag PC. This number has grown to 13,93,251 during General Elections 2019, which is an increase of 2,83,725 (7.08%) electors since last General Elections. In the last General Elections, this PC witnessed a low voter turnout at 28.84%.

As per the Form 7A details on the ECI Website, a total of 18 candidates from different Political Parties are contesting from Anantnag PC. The Political Party-wise list of contesting candidates is given below:

Parliamentary Constituency

Recognized National and State Political Parties

Political Party
Bharatiya Janta Party

Sofi Yousuf

Party Symbol
Indian NationalCongressGhulam Ahmad MirHand
Jammu & KashmirNationalConferenceHasnain MasoodiPlough
Jammu & KashmirPeoples DemocraticPartyMehbooba MuftiInkpot & Pen
Jammu & KashmirNational PanthersPartyNisar Ahmad WaniBicycle
Registered Political Parties
PragatisheelSamajwadi Party(Lohia)Surinder SinghKey
ManvadhikarNational PartySanjay Kumar DharTooth Brush
Jammu AndKashmir PeopleConferenceCh. Zaffar AliApple
Other Candidates
IndependentImtiyaz Ahmad RatherGanna Kissan
Ridwana SanamDiamond
Riyaz Ahmad BhatComputer
Zubair MasoodiGas Cylinder
Mirza Sajad HussainBeighTractorChalataKissan
Shams KhwajaGreen Chilli
Ali Mohammad WaniHelicopter
Gh. Mohd WaniTable
Kyasir Ahmad SheikhBat
Manzoor Ahmad KhanPen Stand

(Source – Website of ECI)



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