JAMMU & KASHMIR – Like the previous three phases of panchayat by-elections, which are being held along with the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, voting will be held in less than 18 per cent of panch seats and nearly 40 per cent of sarpanch seats, which were notified for the fourth phase of elections on Monday. Sources said out of the 1,207 panch vacancies notified for polls, voting will take place for only 216 seats. While candidates in 416 seats have been elected unopposed, in the remaining seats no nomination papers were filed. Similarly, out of the 123 sarpanch seats notified for polls in the fourth phase, polling will be held in 50. While candidates stand elected unopposed in 45 seats, there are no contestants for the remaining 28.
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J-K DDC polls: Less than 18% panch, 40% sarpanch seats go to polls today
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