LS Bye-Poll: Dr Farooq declared elected from Srinagar Parl constituency

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By Fast Kashmir on 15/04/2017. 1 Comment

LS Bye-Poll:   Dr Farooq declared elected from Srinagar Parl constituency

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Srinagar, Apr 15: National Conference (NC) candidate Dr Farooq Abdullah was today declared elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency defeating his nearest rival Nazir Ahmed Khan of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a margin of 10776 votes.
Bye-elections to 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency were held on April 9 recording an overall poll percentage of 7.14%, while re-poll was held in 38 polling stations of district Budgam on April 13, recording an overall poll percentage of 2%.
Out of the total 89883 votes polled, 88951 were found valid while 932 voters used the NOTA option.
Dr Farooq Abdullah of NC polled 48555 votes while Nazir Ahmed Khan of PDP polled 37779 votes. Out of the other candidates Bikram Singh of J&K Liberal Democratic Party polled 497 votes, Chetan Sharma of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha polled 198 votes, Sajad Reshi of Rashtriya Samajwadi Party (S) polled 155 votes and independent candidates Sajjad Hussain Beigh, Ghulam Hassan Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Mehraj Khurshid Malik polled 363, 199, 630 and 575 votes respectively.
Out of the total 974 migrant votes polled, 952 votes were found valid. Out of these NC candidate polled 184 votes and PDP candidate polled 703 votes. Bikram Singh of J&K Liberal Democratic Party polled 20 votes, Chetan Sharma of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha polled 5 votes, Sajad Reshi of Rashtriya Samajwadi Party (S) 23 votes and independent candidates Sajjad Hussain Beigh, Ghulam Hassan Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Mehraj Khurshid Malik polled nil, four, five and seven votes respectively. Twenty two migrant voters used NOTA option. (KNS)

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