BSP releases final list of 37 candidates for JK polls

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Jammu, Nov 15 (UNI) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today formally released the final list of 37 candidates from Jammu province for the seven phased Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections beginning from November 17.

''This will be the final list for Jammu province and there will be no change further,'' Narinder Kashyap, BSP national general secretary and in-charge J&K said at a press conference here.

Mr Kashyap announced Rajiv Gupta as party candidate from Jammu East Constituency followed by R L Chargotra from Jammu West, Choudhary Shamsher Singh from Jammu Cantonment, Jagjit Singh Jagga from Marh, Dr Kamal Arora from Bishnah, Ajaib Singh Mottan from R S Pura, Choudhary Mohan Singh from Suchetgarh, Choudhary Najib Ullah from Nagrota, Badrinath from Raipur-Domana, Vijay Sharma from Akhnoor and Ganga Dutt Bhagat from Khour.

Other candidates included Somnath from Samba, Jarnail Singh from Vijaypur, Rano Devi from Hiranagar, Som Raj Majotra from Kathua, Ramesh Chander Gupta from Basoli, Tara Chand Padha from Bani, Kartar Singh Makhnu from Billawar, Ajay Kotwal from Reasi.

''Mohd Sultan Malik will be candidate from Arnas-Gool, Ghulam Jeelani from Gulab-Garh, Dhani Ram Attri from Udhampur, Kapoor Chand Bhagat from Chenani, Vinod Khajuria from Ramnagar, Amit Kumar Langeh from Ramban, Mohd Anwar from Banihal, Mushtaw Sheikh from Doda, Abdul Hafiz Wani from Bhaderwah, Kursheed Ahmed Malik from Kishtwar, Nazim-ud-Din Qazi from Inderwal,'' the BSP leader said and added that Choudhary Surinder Singh will be the candidate from Nowshera, Capt Raj Kumar from Kalakot, Randhir Sharma from Rajouri, Shiraz Mirza from Darhal, Mohd Sharief Khan from Mendhar, Mohd Sharief Shaad from Surankote and Ishfaq Ahmed from Poonch-Haveli constituencies.

Mr kashyap further said that if voted to power, BSP would end discrimination policy with all the three regions and strive for the upliftment of the downtrodden.

''Parties like Congress, NC and PDP were the culprits for two month long turmoil in the State as they wanted to create communal wedge on regional lines for the vested interests,'' added Mr.

Kashyap.

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