Srinagar, Apr 15 : Motorcade of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti was pelted with stones in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Monday. Official sources said that Ms Mehbooba was on Monday returning to Bijbehara after paying obeisance at a shrine at Khirram in Anantnag when some unknown persons hurled stones at her motorcade. “One of the spare vehicles in Ms Mehbooba’s motorcade was damaged in the stone-pelting and the driver was hurt, they said, adding on one else was injured in the incident.
Ms Mehbooba, who is the former chief minister of J&K, is contesting the ongoing parliamentary election from Anantnag Lok Sabha seat. The PDP president had won the parliamentary seat in 2014. However, she had to resign and take over as the chief minister of the state after the death of her father and PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Syed. Mr Syed died in a hospital in New Delhi on January 7, 2016.
The bypoll to fill the seat could not take place as poll officials felt the security situation was not conducive, leaving the parliamentary constituency unrepresented for about three years. Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, which is spread over four south Kashmir districts including Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama, will go to polls in three phases- April 23, April 29, May 6. (UNI)