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EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll, cites not conducive to hold free and fair elections

The Election Commission Said The Ground Situation Is Not Conducive To Hold Free And Fair Elections.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 02 May 2017, 09:24:08 AM
EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll

New Delhi :

After observing dearth of security personnel in the backdrop of tumult situation in the Valley, the Election Commission rescinded the notification issued for Anantnag by polls. The bypoll has been cancelled.

The Election Commission said the ground situation is not conducive to hold free and fair elections. The EC had already deferred the bypoll for May 25, which was earlier slated for April 12, due to poor law and order situation in the Valley.

The Commission, which issued the order late last night, said non-availability of sufficient number of security personnel was another reason to cancel the poll process.

The 10-page order said a fresh date would be announced later. 

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First Published : 02 May 2017, 08:31:00 AM