National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday filed nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Jammu and Kashmirâ€™s Srinagar-Budgam constituency. Farooq Abdullah filed the papers at Deputy Commissionerâ€™s office in Srinagar and was accompanied by NC vice president Omar Abdullah, party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and various other party leaders. Farooq Abdullah, earlier had announced that his son, Omar Abdullah, will be the partyâ€™s chief ministerial candidate.
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Earlier, Congress and National Conference had sealed alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. Farooq Abdullah had said Jammu and Udhampur will be contested by Congress. â€œI will contest from Srinagar and there will be a friendly contest between NC and Congress in Anantnag and Baramulla. We are also discussing the Ladakh seat,â€ he had said.
Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said,Â alliance has beenÂ finalised in the national interest, to strengthen secular forces in Jammu and Kashmir as the state faces threat from Pakistan. Clarifying on the friendly contest thing Azad said, â€œfriendly contest means that there will be no cut-throat contest between us on these two seats (Anantnag and Baramulla). If either Congress or NC wins, it's a win-win situation for both of us.â€
Earlier, there were speculations that the pre-poll alliance between NC-Congress have hit a dead-end after National Conference announced its candidate for the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency. Anantnag Lok Sabha seat has been a bone of contention between the NC and Congress.Â Â Â