Srinagar bypoll results | As it happened: Farooq Abdullah emerges winner, demands imposition of Guv rule in J&K

New Delhi/Srinagar, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 April 2017, 07:37 PM
Farooq Abdullah (File photo: PTI)
Farooq Abdullah (File photo: PTI)

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday won the Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll and demanded imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

Counting of votes for the bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency began on Saturday. The counting of votes began at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on Saturday at 8.00 AM.

The bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was held on April 9, with the constituency recording its lowest voter turnout of 7.13 per cent. The polling day was also marred by violence which left eight persons dead and scores of others, including security personnel, injured in clashes with stone-pelting protesters.

HIGHLIGHTS:

#4:00 PM: NC president Farooq Abdullah emerges winner, demands imposition of Governor's rule in J&K

#11:59 AM: Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll: National Conference's Farooq Abdullah set to win, leads by 9,199 votes over PDP's Nazir Ahmad Khan

#9:40 AM: National Conference's Faroq Abdullah leading by 2,000 votes over PDP's Nazir Ahmad Khan

#9:15 AM: Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll: National Conference's Farooq Abdullah leading by 986 votes over PDP's Nazir Khan

Also read: Srinagar repoll: Only 1% voters turned up to cast their vote in first 3 hrs

The Election Commission conducted a repoll yesterday on 38 polling stations which were worst hit by the poll day violence. The repoll saw an abysmal turnout of two per cent.

Also read: Srinagar LS bypoll: Amid tight security, repolling begins in 38 polling stations of Budgam

First Published: Saturday, April 15, 2017 07:55 AM
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