“The Election Commission overruled MHA’s reservations and went ahead. The results are for all to see,” a ministry official told a news channel.
People’s Democratic Party had asked the authorities to postpone the polling, after violence during the Srinagar bye-elections claimed eight lives.
Raising serious security concerns in the Kashmir Valley, this is the third militant attack in the state Capital in as many days.
Following the party’s decisive win, Captain Amarinder Singh will be sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 16, in a supposedly low key ceremony.
The not so great voter turnout in Uttarakhand left claims of both the election commission and the contestants unfulfilled.