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Lok Sabha elections-2019: Farooq Abdullah is NC candidate from Srinagar

SRINAGAR, Mar 19: The parliamentary board of National conference has decided to field Dr Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar-Budgam constituency and Muhammad Akbar lone from Baramulla constituency.

They said the names of the candidates for other constituencies will be finalized in the next meeting. Jammu and Kashmir National conference Parliamentary board met here at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. The meet was chaired by the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah. The parliamentary board members were unanimous of the opinion that the party should content all six parliamentary constituencies. The board authorized the president to take the final decision on any coalition with secular forces taking into account the national political situation.

Meanwhile, reports said that Jammu and Kashmir National conference has decided to field Justice (retd.) Hasnain Masoodi from Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Sources said that name of Justice Masoodi was finalised in a meeting at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar.

Justice Masoodi, a former judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, is currently serving as the chairman of Selection-cum-Oversight Committee under the Juvenile Justice Act. On Monday, the parliamentary board of NC decided to field Dr. Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar-Budgam constituency and Muhammad Akbar Lone from Baramulla constituency. The Lok Sabha elections are being held in seven phases, beginning April 11. Anantnag parliamentary seat will go to polls in three phases: April 23, April 29 and May 6. The election commission of India Monday issued the notification for elections in two LokSabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir which are going to polls in the first phase on April 11. These include Jammu-Poonch and Baramulla parliamentary seats.

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