SRINAGAR: After the first round, Mehbooba had polled 1826 votes followed by Hilal Ahmad Shah of Congress (516) and Iftikhar Misger of National Conference (316), District Election Authorities said. After Round 5, the stats aren’t astounding either, with PDP at 8549, Congress at 2752 and NC at 954.
While the result of Anantnag by-poll was being calculated, Kashmir Assembly saw major protests. The counting was briefly suspended after Congress candidate Hilal Ahmad Shah alleged that the EVMs have been tampered with. Shah said that some EVMs were not carrying seals and this was deliberately done to draw the mandate in favor of CM Mehbooba Mufti.
Congress leader, Nawang Rigzin Jora further alleged that the Anantnag by-polls are rigged. He has allegedly made a statement that the Ballot-box was found unsealed today morning in the counting center.
The counting was halted for 15 minutes after her congress rival walked out in protest
Jora, in conversation with the Media Sources insinuated at some kind of manipulation being done in the counting procedure. “Congress leader Hilal Shah was threatened by the administration to leave the counting center.
Jora has seeked explanation from government regarding the same.