Abdullah, Khan file their nominations for Srinagar LS by-polls

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
March 21, 2017 TOP STORIES 354 Views

National Conference president and former union minister Farooq Abdullah and Nazir Khan, who recently joined the ruling PDP, Monday filed their nominations for the by-polls to prestigious Srinagar parliamentary seat.
Main opposition in the state, National Conference (NC), president and former union
Abdullah, who was accompanied by NC Working President Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir and other senior NC and Congress leaders, today filed his nomination papers for the by-polls at the office of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.
NC and Congress has already announced a pre-poll alliance according to which Mr Abdullah, who is a three time chief minister, will contest from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat while JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir will try his luck from Anantnag parliamentary constituency.
PDP’s Khan, who was accompanied by senior PDP leaders and his supporters, today filed his nomination papers for the by-polls at the office of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.
Meanwhile, upping the ante at National Conference (NC) working president and candidate from Srinagar Lok Sabah seat Farooq Abdullah, Khan said the former union minister is a ‘discredited’ politician of the valley.
“NC working president Omar Abdullah won the Beerwah Assembly seat in 2014 election by fraudulent means,” Khan alleged, while taking to reporters after filing his nomination papers here today.
BJP, the alliance partner of PDP, has already announced that it will not field a candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha seat and support its coalition partner in the government. But, the BJP is yet to announce whether it will field a candidate from Srinagar parliamentary seat or support the PDP candidate.
Srinagar Parliamentary seat fell vacant in September last year, after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tariq Hamid Karra resigned from the Lok Sabha and party membership. Karra, who defeated Abdullah in 2014 general Lok Sabha polls later joined the Congress after resigning from PDP.

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