Jammu, Oct 24 : Polling to first ever elections to the Block Development Councils in Jammu and Kashmir commenced on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.
There are total 316 BDCs and out of them, 27 Chairpersons of the BDCs have been elected unopposed while there will be no election for nine BDCs.
The polling in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, started peacefully in all the blocks while tight security arrangements are also made with authorities ordering deployment of para-military forces at all polling stations set up for Sarpanchs and Panchs to exercise their right to franchise.
The voting through ballot papers will be held from 9am to 1pm followed by counting from 3pm. The results will be declared by tonight. (UNI)