New Delhi/ April, 10: The Election Commission of India late Monday night decided to defer the Anantnag bypoll in Jammu and Kashmir to May 25. The voting was originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
The Srinagar bypoll, which was held on Sunday, was marred by violent clashes in which at least eight people lost their lives. The poll also saw a 30-year record low turn out of 6.5 per cent. Chief Minister Mehooba Mufti’s brother Tasaduk Mufti, who was fighting for the Anantnag seat, had appealed to the Election Commission that the bypoll for the constituency be postponed.