SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will file nomination papers for the 19 June bypoll to Anantnag Assembly constituency on Tuesday.
Mehbooba, who is currently a Lok Sabha member from the South Kashmir Constituency, is contesting the elections from Anantnag Assembly seat where bypolls were necessitated due to the death of her father and then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in January 7 this year.
To remain the Chief Minister, the 56-year-old PDP leader needs to become an MLA or MLC within the mandatory period of six months of her swearing-in.
“Mehbooba will file her nomination papers before the returning officer for the Anantnag Assembly seat tomorrow,” a PDP leader said.
The last date for filing of nominations is 1 June while scrutiny of papers will be conducted the next day. The candidates can withdraw their nomination till 4 June .
The voting will be held on June 19 and counting of votes on 22 June.
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