Farooq Abdullah trumps PDP, wins Srinagar by-polls
16 April, 2017, 02:02 | Author: Ora Austin
National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday declared victor in the by-polls to the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat, beating his rival Nazir Ahmad Khan, leader of the People's Democratic Party, by a margin of over 10,700 votes. Although there were seven other candidates in the fray, it was NOTA that bagged the second-runner-up spot, with over 930 voters choosing this option.
The Election Commission conducted a repoll on Thursday on 38 polling stations which were worst hit by the poll day violence. Voting in the constituency was otherwise scheduled for April 12.
As per the latest report, former chief minister and National conference president Farooq Abdullah (29839) extends his lead by 9700 votes against Nazir Ahmad Khan (20134).
- National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah leading by 986 votes over PDP's Nazir Khan. "We have seen polls before when hardly any percentage was there", he said. He had lost the Srinagar constituency to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Results show that people are in favour of NC", Abdullah said on his victory. We also appeal governor that Anantnag election will be held under governor rule. However, the seat fell vacant after Mr Karra resigned from Parliament and his party membership in protest against PDP forming a coalition government with BJP in 2016.
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