Mehbooba Mufti to file papers for Anantnag bypoll on Wednesday

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will file papers for Anantnag assembly constituency by-poll on Wednesday.

The seat fell vacant following death of sitting member and Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on January 7.

Mehbooba Mufti, who is the MP from Anantnag, is at present not a member of either house of the state legislature and has to become one, within six months of being sworn-in.

The National Conference has fielded Iftikhar Misgar, while the Congress has fielded Hilal Shah for the June 19 bypoll.

In a new twist, Independent legislator Engineer Rashid, who represents Langate, announced he would also stand against Mehbooba Mufti in Anantnag.

In the 2014 elections, Sayeed had defeated Misgar by 6,000 votes while Shah finished third.

Mehbooba Mufti has so far been elected to the state assembly thrice – in 1996 from Bijbehara, in 2002 from Pahalgam and in 2008 from Wachi. In her 26-year long political career, she has never lost any assembly election.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here