Counting Begins for Srinagar LS Seat

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Srinagar: Counting of votes began for Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary by-election seat on Saturday morning, officials said.

The counting is underway at SKICC, they said.

There are nine candidates in the fray, but the main contest is between former Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Nazir Ahmad Khan.

The by-election was unprecedented as it recorded the lowest voter turnout at 7 per cent which is the lowest in over three decades time.

The counting for the seat, spread over three districts with a total of 15 assembly constituencies, started at 8 am.

The bypoll for the seat was conducted on April 9 and the repoll at some polling stations held on April 13 after the segment witnessed large scale protests.

 

 

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