Under a heavy security blanket, the first phase of urban local body polls is currently underway in Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 2,990 candidates are in the fray for the four-phase election, which will end on October 16.
Voting has began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm.
Around 240 candidates have been elected unopposed, majority of them from the Kashmir valley.
The BJP has said that it has got control over seven municipal committees in Kashmir Valley as 75 of its nominees have been elected unopposed.