ANC to take decision on JK polls on Oct 24

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Srinagar, Oct 21: The Awami National Conference (ANC), which opted out from all past elections since 1989, will take a final decision on its participation in the ensuing assembly elections on October 24. A spokesman of the ANC said its meeting, headed by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Shah, has been convened on October 24.

The meeting, which would be attended by top leadership -- all central, provincial and district bodies' leaders -- would discuss in detail the ensuing polls in the state.

He said the meeting, which would be held at party headquarters here, would take a final decision on the future strategy of the party.

The ANC, which believes that Kashmir is an issue which needs to be resolved as per the wishes of the people, has not contested any election in the state since 1989.

However, before the Shri Amarnath Shrine land row, the ANC had expressed its willingness to participate in the assembly polls and had in fact started campaigning in different parts of the valley.


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