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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Mehbooba Mufti to contest from Anantnag


Srinagar, Mar 23: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Anantnag. Aga Mohsin will be the PDP candidate from Srinagar.

File photo of Mehbooba Mufti

The party will not contest Jammu and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats. The decision, the PDP said, was taken consolidate secular votes.

There has been no decision on Ladakh as yet.

"I will contest from Anantnag seat, " she told reporters here.

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The party has already named former employees' union leader Abdul Qayoom Wani for the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.

Mehbooba said the parliamentary board of the party, which met earlier on Saturday, decided not to field any candidates from the two Lok Sabha seats in Jammu region.

"The opposition front is not functioning as it should have but we have taken a unilateral decision to not field candidates from these seats so that the secular vote does not get divided," she said.

Mehbooba said her party had taken around 1.75 lakh votes in 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Jammu seat and over 30,000 in Udhampur seat.

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