Anantnag, Feb 5: The authorities on Friday declared new winner for DDC election from Larnoo-8 seat in south Kashmir on recounting of votes.
District Panchayat Election Officer, Anantnag, had on Thursday notified recounting of votes for 08-Larnoo DDC Constituency and the proceedings took place at Conference Hall, Dak Bungalow Khanabal. Deputy District Election Officer Anantnag was Nodal Officer.
After recounting Sajida Begum (independent), who had previous lost by seven votes, was declared winner by 61 votes against Khahda Bibi, a PDP candidate and the previously declared winner.
The recounting of votes followed directions by Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, the Appellate Authority, before whom Sajida Begum had preferred an appeal as per the law.
The DDC Election for 08- Larnoo was conducted in Phase-1 on 28 November last year and then the Returning Officer had declared the Khahda Bibi as winner by a margin of 07 votes against her nearest rival Sajida Begum on 22 December last year when counting of the voting took place.