National, News

Anantnag by-polls postponed after violence in Shopian

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.53.16 AMMonday: As per ANI reports, the bye-polls for Anantnag seat have been postponed by the Election Commission of India. The by-elections which were initially scheduled for April 12 have now been pushed to May 25.

EC’s decision came after a polling station was set on fire in Shopian. J&K’s ruling People’s Democratic Party had asked the authorities to postpone the polling, after violence during the Srinagar bye-elections claimed eight lives on Sunday. The PDP has fielded Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Mufti from Anantnag.

The bye-elections to the Anantnag Lok Sabha were necessitated after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti won the Assembly bye-polls in June last year and gave up her Lok Sabha seat. The Assembly seat had fallen vacant after former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died in January last year.

April 11, 2017

About Author

admin


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Sign up for our weekly e-paper.

Facebook Feed

Happy New Year 2018!!! ... See MoreSee Less

As the calendar changes to a new year we wish our little #PolyKidsSweethearts, parents, guardians, friends and our beloved patrons an extremely prosperous 2018 filled with lots of learning and fun experiences. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!! #PolyKidsRishikesh

View on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Contact Us
We are situated in Rishikesh, and always available to hear your queries, complaints, and compliments.
The Good Chronicle,
197 Pragati Vihar, Near Natraj Chowk,
Rishikesh – 249201, Uttarakand.