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EC schedules Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll on April 9

Jammu: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a notification scheduling the byelection to Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9.

The byelection has been necessitated because the sitting member Tariq Karra had to resign from the Lok Sabha under the anti-defection law after he quit the Peoples Democratic Party and joined the Congress.

According to the notification, March 21 has been fixed as the last date of filing nominations, while the scrutiny of papers will be held on March 22.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 24.

The election will be held on April 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The vote count and the result are likely to be on April 15.

–IANS