Anantnag: Special confidence arrangements were in place for Wednesday’s polling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag Assembly constituency, where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is in a fray, opposite a backdrop of protest calls by separatist leaders and belligerent outfits.
Markets sealed early on Tuesday afternoon in a differently bustling Anantnag city as some-more vehicles of a confidence army than private or open ride were seen on a roads here.
Polling staff and confidence crew have been educated to strech a 102 polling stations in a subdivision on Tuesday dusk nonetheless voting will start during 7 am on Wednesday and finish during 6 pm.
None of a 102 polling stations has been categorized as normal by a Election elect since of a threats to a voting routine by a militants and separatist leaders, with 52 categorised as hyper-sensitive and a other 50 as sensitive.
Apart from Mehbooba Mufti of a statute Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there are 7 other possibilities in a fray, including Iftikhar Hussain Misgar of a National Conference (NC) and Hilal Ahmad Shah of a Congress.
None of a rivals in these by-elections poses a critical plea to her, though her categorical worry is a voter turnout.
During her debate roadshows and rallies in a constituency, Mehbooba Mufti has laid highlight on “a wilful mandate”, which, she said, is essential for her to lift brazen a bulletin of growth and assent in a state envisaged by her father and late arch minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
This chair was represented in a 87-member state Assembly by her father who upheld divided on 7 Jan this year.
The whole south Kashmir area including a districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam has traditionally been a domestic building of a PDP.
In 2014 Assembly elections, Sayeed had degraded Shah of a Congress by 6,000 votes and anything reduction than that feat domain would, during a perceptional level, not go down good for possibly Mehbooba Mufti or her party.
Votes would be counted on 25 Jun and a outcome would by announced a same day.