Re-poll begins in Kashmir’s Budgam

Posted on:13 Apr 2017 10:28:56
Re-poll begins in Kashmir’s Budgam
13 April 2017 Current Affairs:

Re-polling at 38 polling stations in Budgam district in Srinagar parliamentary constituency began on Thursday, The Re-poll was ordered in 38 polling stations of Chadoora, Chrare-Sharief, Khansahib and Beerwah tehsils of Budgam district where violence had disrupted the process on Sunday.Voting process started at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m.However, voters did not turnout in big numbers to cast their ballots.Sunday’s polling at these polling stations was disrupted by massive violence in which eight civilians were killed in clashes with the security forces.Voting in Anantnag constituency was otherwise scheduled for April 12.Alarmed by the unprecedented violence, the Election Commission decided to defer the south Kashmir Anantnag Parliamentary seat by-poll to May 25.Former chief minister and opposition National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah has challenged ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) candidate, Nazir Ahmad Khan in the Srinagar-Budgam constituency.Counting of votes will be held on Saturday and the result would be known the same day.

Nine candidates, including National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah and ruling PDP's Nazir Ahmad Khan, are in the fray.


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