SRINAGAR: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shantmanu today visited Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) to review the arrangements made for the counting of votes being held on April 15, 2017 for by-polls of Srinagar Parliamentary seat.
The results of the by-election would be declared by Saturday afternoon.
The bypoll featured a high profile electoral fight, with the National Conference fielding former chief minister Farooq Abdullah to take on PDP leader Nazir Ahmed Khan. The bypoll was considered as the litmus test for Mehbooba Mufti government, which has completed nearly half of its term in power.
The counting of votes will begin at SKICC at 8.00 AM, an election official said. The counting of migrant votes will simultaneously take place in Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi, the official said.
Bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was held on April 9, with the constituency recording its lowest voter turnout of 7.13 per cent. Polling day was also marred by violence which left eight persons dead and scores of others, including security personnel, injured in clashes with stone-pelting protesters.
The Election Commission conducted a repoll on Thursday on 38 polling stations which were worst hit by the poll day violence. The repoll saw an abysmal turnout of two per cent.
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