Jammu: The Election Commission of India has issued the notification for bye-election to Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency. As per the notification, last date of filing nominations has been fixed on March 21, while as scrutiny of papers will be held on March 22 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is March 24.
Similarly, as per the notification elections will be held on April 9 and counting of votes will be held on April 16, 2017.
The voting hours have been fixed from 7am to 5 pm.
The bye-poll was necessitated by the resignation of former PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra. Karra resigned in protest against the BJP-PDP alliance and accused the ruling coalition for carrying out killing of youth during the 2016 uprising. he later joined the Congress