Srinagar By-poll: Farooq Abdullah set to win

Srinagar By-poll: Farooq Abdullah set to win

Srinagar: National Conference President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was on Saturday leading by over 9000 votes over his PDP rival Nazir Ahmad Khan after the 17th round of counting of votes cast in the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha by-election.
Out of 89,865 votes polled, 56,119 votes have been counted, election officials said.
Farooq Abdullah was leading by 9,633 votes over his nearest rival after the 17th round of counting, the official said.
The counting of votes began at 8 a.m. Voting was held on April 9, wherein only seven per cent voters turned out to exercise their franchise.

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