Will J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti win from her father’s constituency ?


Counting of votes for the Anantnag by – election will begin at 8AM on Saturday in Anantnag constituency of South Kashmir.


Anantnag : Counting of votes for the Anantnag by – election will begin at 8 AM on Saturdayin Anantnag constituency of south Kashmir. The counting will take place at Government Degree College. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and seven other candidates are in the fray. Anantnag by-poll result would declare the fate of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, seeking entry to the state Assembly.

Ignoring boycott calls from separatists and militant groups, nearly 34 per cent electorate today exercised their franchise in the bypoll in Anantnag Assembly constituency. The voter turnout was five per cent less than the last Assembly elections. According to Returning Officer Mohammad Aslam, 10 tables shall be set up in the counting hall and 11 rounds would be conducted for the counting of votes


After Mehbooba Mufti was sworn-in as Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister on April 4, it became mandatory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader to become a member of either house of the bicameral legislature. Anantnag was represented in the 87-member Legislative Assembly by her late father and then Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed till he passed away on January 7 in New Delhi.