Fighting elections soon after their senior PDP leader and prominent Shia cleric, Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari breathed his last, his son and brother who contested elections from Pattan and Zadibal respectively have won both the seats. While late Ansari’s death had sent his son Imran Ansari to fight from Pattan, his brother Abid Hussain Ansari fought from Zadibal seat in Srinagar.
Imran was neck-to-neck against NC’s Aga Syed Mehmood Al Mosavi in Pattan for 2014 polls. However, when the EVMs were opened on Tuesday, the results showed an overwhelming voter support in favour of Imran. According to the final results, Imran had secured 21218 votes against Mosavi’s figure of 11884 votes.
Previously represented by late Ansari for four-times, Imran has kept the winning legacy of his late father in Pattan, alive.
Ansari’s brother, Abid Hussain Ansari, fighting his maiden elections from Zadibal, defeated sitting MLA of NC, Peer Aafaq Shah by a margin of 3003 votes. Exit polls had suggested voters favouring Ansari’s on the basis of religious stature the clan enjoys and the sympathy vote after the demise of their senior leader.