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EC cancels Anantnag bypoll

Last Modified Tuesday, 2 May 2017 (11:42 IST)
New Delhi: The today cancelled by-election to Anantnag Lok Sabha scheduled to take place on May 25 for the second time, citing poor in the state. The bypoll to the seat, fallen vacant due to the resignation of Ms Mehbooba Mufti, was earlier slated to be held on April 12, but was deferred to May 25 at the request of the state administration.
 

In an order issued after midnight, the said that it has decided to rescind the notifications issued for holding the bypoll on May 25 on the basis of various reports and representations, besides assessment of its own team that apprehended breakdown of law and order in the state if the polling takes place. (UNI)
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