Mehbooba to file nomination paper for by-poll tomorrow

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 31: 

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who is currently a Lok Sabha member from the South Kashmir Constituency will file nomination papers tomorrow for the June 19 by-poll to Anantnag Assembly constituency. She was scheduled to file papers today at 10 am but it was chaged to Wednesday last night.

After the death of her father and then Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed on Jan 7 the by-polls from Anantnag Assembly seat were necessary.

Mehbooba has to become either a MLA or MLC within the mandatory period of six months of her swearing-in, to remain the Chief Minister of the state.

June 1 is the last date for filing of nominations while critical observation of papers will be conducted on June 2.

Candidates can also withdraw their nomination till June 4.

Voting will be held and counting of votes will be done on June 22.

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