ECI defers Anantnag poll; Voting on May 25


JAMMU, APRIL 11: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to defer the poll schedule of 12 April 2017 and has fixed 25 May 2017 as the new date of polling for 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency.

A notification issued by ECI said that keeping in view the reports with regard to present situation received from state administration, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Returning Officer for the Anantnag Constituency and other concerned election authorities involved in conducting the Lok Sabha Bye-polls in State, decided to defer the scheduled polls date to25 May 2017.

The ECI, in exercise of the powers conferred under Article-324 of the Constitution read with Sections-30 and 153 of the Representative of the Peoples Act, 1951 and further read with the Section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 made the amendment in Notification issued on March 17, 2017. The Commission canceled the scheduled date of polling and fixed May 25, 2017 as next date of polling for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency and June 1st, 2017, as the date before which the election process would be completed.