Former deputy CM Beig to contest from Baramulla

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Srinagar, Nov 13 (UNI) Former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Beig will seek re-election from Baramulla Assembly segment as the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the names of seven more party candidates for the seven-phase polls in the state starting from November 17.

A PDP spokesman said the Parliamentary Committee (PC) which met here today approved the name of Mr Beig for Baramulla constituency, which he won in 2002 elections.

The names of other candidates, later confirmed by the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, included Iftikhar Hussain Ansari from Pattan, former minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir, Rafiabad, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Sangrama, Abdul Khaliq, Sopore, Master Ghulam Mohiudddin Sheikh, Gulmarg and Dr Shabir Mangral, Uri.

Mr Ansari earlier lost to NC leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal in by-elections from the same constituency while Mr Mir is seeking re-election from Rafiabad.

All the constituencies will go to polls in the fourth phase on December 17.

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