After observing dearth of security personnel in the backdrop of tumult situation in the Valley, the Election Commission rescinded the notification issued for Anantnag by polls. The bypoll has been cancelled.
The Election Commission said the ground situation is not conducive to hold free and fair elections. The EC had already deferred the bypoll for May 25, which was earlier slated for April 12, due to poor law and order situation in the Valley.
The Commission, which issued the order late last night, said non-availability of sufficient number of security personnel was another reason to cancel the poll process.
J&K: Election Commission of India rescinds notification issued for Anantnag Elections pic.twitter.com/dnL3rzwbKE— ANI (@ANI_news) May 2, 2017
The 10-page order said a fresh date would be announced later.
EC cancels Anantnag by-polls over worsening law and order situationMay 2, 2017