J&K: Minister, 5 MLAs airlifted due to Jammu-Srinagar Highway closure

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Jammu, Mar 17: Minister of State for Public Works Department Sunil Sharma and five MLAs stranded at various places due to closure of Jammu-Srinagar Highway, were airlifted here to take part in oath ceremony.

J&K: Minister, 5 MLAs airlifted

"Minister and five other MLAs were airlifted in a chopper from different places to Jammu today. They were stranded at different places due to closure of highway," DIG Doda-Kishtwar range, Nissar Ahmed told PTI.

Others included Doda MLA Shakti Parihar, Ramban MLA Naleem Langeh, Bhaderwah MLA Daleep Parihar and two MLAs Khalil Bhand and Abdul Majeed Bhat from Kashmir, he said, adding, they were stranded at various places on the highway.

Efforts are being made to airlift another MLA GM Saroori from Kishtwar, who is stranded there due to blockade of Batote-Kishtwar road as well as the highway.


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