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20 March 2017, 10:46 | Darnell Patrick
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National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and ruling PDP candidate Nazir Ahmad Khan today filed their nomination papers for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to by-polls on April 9. NC and Congress have already announced a pre poll alliance.
Farooq Abdullah filed his nomination at the office of Srinagar District Development Commissioner Farooq Ahmed Lone, the returning officer for the constituency.
Dr Abdullah, who was accompanied by NC Working President Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir and Congress leader and former PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra, is the NC-Congress candidate.
Srinagar Parliamentary seat fell vacant in September a year ago, after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tariq Hamid Karra resigned from the Lok Sabha and party membership.
The total number of candidates who have filed nominations for 2-Srinagar Constituency has reached four. Karra, who defeated Abdullah in 2014 general Lok Sabha polls later joined the Congress after resigning from PDP.
Reports say that he was accompanied by PDP Lok Sabha MP from Baramulla and senior party leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh and former state minister Imran Ansari.
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