Srinagar: The Election Commission of India Thursday announced the schedule for by-elections to Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies of Kashmir Valley.
According to the announcement made in New Delhi the last date for filing nominations for Srinagar parliamentary seat is March 21; the scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 22. The last date to withdraw candidature is March 24. The polling will be held on April 9.
March 24 is last date for filing nomination papers for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 27; March 29 is the last date for withdrawing the candidature. The polling will be held on April 12.
The counting of votes for both seats will be held on April 15.
The Anantnag seat had fallen vacant in June 2016 after Mehbooba Mufti, the present Chief Minister, had resigned as Lok Sabha member following her election as MLA from Anantnag assembly segment.
The Srinagar seat had fallen vacant after former PDP leader Tariq Hamid Karra had resigned from the PDP as well as Lok Sabha in protest against what he called “brutalities” on protesters in Kashmir.