Tasaduq Mufti appeals EC to defer Anantnag by-poll

Tasaduq Mufti, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Anantnag parliamentary seat, on Monday appealed the Election Commission (EC) to defer the Parliamentary by-polls for the Anantnag, which is going to be held on April 12. The ruling party candidate said that the present situation in the valley is not conducive for holding elections.Tasaduq Mufti, who is also the brother of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has also sent a request to the Election Commission seeking postponement of the by-polls. The Srinagar Parliamentary constituency on Sunday witnessed the lowest voter turnout for the by-polls in the wake of clashes on the polling day.