AP, DPAP candidates lose security deposit

AP, DPAP candidates lose security deposit

PDP candidate from Baramulla also in list

Srinagar, Jun 04: In their first major electoral battle, the candidates fielded by new parties launched in Jammu & Kashmir have lost their security deposit.

All the candidates fielded by Jammu & Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) and Democratic Progressive Azad Party(DPAP) have forfeited their security deposit in the Lok Sabha polls, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

According to details available with news agency, Muhammad Ashraf Mir and Zaffar Iqbal Manhas of JKAP have lost their security deposit as they failed to secure a minimum of one-sixth of the total valid votes polled in their respective constituencies.

While Mir polled 9. 77 percent of total votes cast in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, Manhas secured 13. 86 percent of the total votes polled in Anantnag- Rajouri segment.

According to details, GM Saroori fielded by DPAP forfeited his security deposit as he managed to secure only 3.56 percent of total votes polled in Udhampur Lok Sabha seat.

Two other candidates fielded by Ghulam Nabi Azad-led party also lost security deposit in their respective constituencies.

While Muhammad Saleem Parrey secured a meager 2.47 percent of total votes polled in Anantnag-Rajouri seat, Amir Ahmad Bhat polled only 2.24 percent of votes polled in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

Interestingly, PDP candidate Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, Mir Muhammad Fayaz also lost his security deposit.

As per the Election Commission of India, Mir polled only 2. 66 percent of votes polled in Baramulla Lok Sabha seat—(KNO)

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