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Budgam – This Central Kashmir district has 5 segments, 3,83,914 voters
TOUR ACROSS CONSTITUENCIES VI
10/26/2008 10:43:58 PM
Budgam district, comprising five constituencies of Chadoora, Budgam, Beerwah, Khan Sahib and Chrar-e-Sharief, will go to polls on December 7, 2008 in the fourth phase of elections in the State. The total registered electorate for the upcoming 2008 Assembly elections in the district is 3,83,914, which includes 1,98,815 male and 1,85,099 female voters. The total number of polling stations to be set up in the district for 2008 elections is 429, as compared to 310 in the 2002 Assembly polls. The total electorate registered for the 2002 elections was 3,15,421 and poll percentage was recorded 46.00.

CHADOORA
This Assembly segment has 73,021 voters registered in the constituency for 2008 elections. Of these, 37,525 are male and 35,496 female voters. In comparison, there were 52,315 registered voters in the 2002 elections. For 2008 Assembly polls, 82 polling stations will be set up in the constituency, as against 47 installed in 2002 elections.
Mr. Javid Mustafa Mir of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won from this constituency in 2002 election, defeating his nearest National Conference (NC) rival Mr. Ali Mohammad Dar by a margin of 8,047 votes. While Mr. Mir polled 15,923 votes, Mr. Dar received 7,876. The total number of votes polled was 27,439 and the poll percentage was recorded at 52.44.
Chadoora Assembly seat was represented by Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Mir of NC in 1957 while AS in 1962, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Wani, an independent candidate, was declared elected. Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Mir of Congress won from here in 1967 while as Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Mir of INC was elected in the year 1972. Mr. Abdul Samad Mir of NC won from this Assembly Segment in 1977 and 1983 respectively while as Mir Mustafa, an independent candidate, wrested the seat in 1987. In 1996, Mr. Ali Mohammad Dar of NC was elected from Chadoora in 1996 Assembly polls.

BUDGAM
The total electorate registered in the constituency for 2008 elections is 87,028. Of these, 44,844 are male and 42,184 female voters. The total polling stations to be set up in the constituency for 2008 elections is 93, as compared to 63 in 2002 elections. The total electorate in 2002 was 67,445 of which 22,531 votes were polled and the poll percentage was recorded at 33.40.
Aga Syed Roohullah Medhi of NC won this constituency in 2002 elections securing 11,398 votes. He defeated his nearest rival Aga Syed Mehmood Al Mosvi, an independent candidate, by a margin of 6,645 votes. Aga Mehmood polled 4,753 votes.
The constituency was represented by Syed Ali Shah of NC in 1957 and Syed Ali Safvi, again of NC, in 1962 elections. Hakim Syed Mehdi of NC won this seat in 1967 while as Mr. Ali Mohammad Mir of INC represented this Assembly segment in 1972 elections. Mr. Ghulam Hassan Geelani of NC wrested the seat in 1977 and won again in 1983 and 1996 elections while as Syed Ali Geelani got elected from this constituency in 1987.

BEERWAH
The total electorate in the constituency for 2008 elections is 83,856. Of these, 43,405 are male and 40,451 female voters. The polling stations to be established in the Beerwah Assembly segment is 97, as compared to 68 in 2002. In 2002 polls, the total electorate registered was 72,976 of which 25,583 polled their votes. The poll percentage was recorded at 35.05.
Mr. Mohammad Sarfaraz Khan of PDP was declared elected from this seat in 2002 elections when he defeated his nearest NC rival Mr. Mohammad Amin Banday by a margin of 11,920 votes. Mr. Khan polled 16,886 while as Mr. Banday received 4,966 votes.
The constituency was represented by Mr. Abdul Qadoos Azad on NC ticket in 1957 and as a Congress candidate in 1967. In 1962, Syed Abdul Qadoos of NC won this seat. Mr. Abdul Khaliq Mir of INC got elected from here in 1972 while as Syed Ahmad Saeed of NC represented this constituency in 1977, 1983 and 1987 elections. This seat was won by Aga Syed Mehmood of NC in 1996.

KHAN SAHIB
The total electorate registered for 2008 elections in this constituency is 71,920. Of these, 37,807 are male and 34,113 female voters. The polling stations to be installed will be 80 as compared to 61 in 2002 elections. The total number of voters OF Khan Sahib Assembly segment in 2002 elections was 60,645. Of these, 30,028 voters took part in the polling exercise and the percentage of polling was recorded at 49.51.
Mr. Hakim Mohammad Yaseen, an independent candidate, won from this constituency in 2002 defeating his nearest NC rival Mr. Abdul Gani Naseem by a margin of 15,793 votes. Mr. Hakim polled 20,186 votes as against 4,393 polled by Mr. Naseem.
The constituency was represented by Mr. Abdul Rehman Rahat of NC in 1957 and Mr. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Khan of the same party in 1962. Congress candidate Mr. Abdul Gani Namthali was declared elected from this constituency in 1967. Mr. Ghulam Qadir Wani of INC won from here in 1972 while as Hakim Mohammad Yaseen wrested this constituency in 1977 and 1983 as NC candidate. Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Mir of INC was elected from Khan Sahib constituency in 1987 and Abdul Gani Naseem in 1996.

CHRAR-E-SHARIEF.
The total electorate registered in the constituency for 2008 polls is 68,089. Of these, 35,234 are male and 32,855 female voters. The total number of polling stations will be 77 as compared to 71 in 2002 elections. The total number of voters in 2002 elections were 62,040 of these, 39,527 polled their votes and the poll percentage was recorded at 63.71.
Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather of NC was elected from this constituency in 2002 defeating his PDP rival Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone by a margin of 3,755 votes. Mr. Rather polled 20,275 votes as against 16,520 votes polled by Mr. Lone.
The constituency was represented by Bakshi Abdul Rashid of NC in 1957 and 1962. Mr. Abdul Qayoom of Congress was elected from here in 1967 and 1972 elections. Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather of National Conference has continuously retained the seat on NC ticket in 1977, 1983, 1987 and 1996 Assembly elections.
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