Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections, NC and Congress Alliance Almost Final in J&K

NEW DELHI

The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) and Indian National Congress alliance is almost final in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Lok Sabha polls starting April 11.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and NC vice-president Omar Abdullah were in a meeting in today conferring the alliance arrangement. On Wednesday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had hinted to the alliance’s announcement and said that it is “close to final stages.”

J&K state president of Congress GA Mir is likely to contest from Anantnag while MLA Vikram Aditya Singh is likely to contest from Jammu. A Budhist candidate is in consideration from the Leh region or a Muslim one from the Kargil from the Congress lobby.

From the NC lobby the decision on seats from Baramulla, Jammu and Srinagar area are Mohammad Akbar Lone, BR Kundal and Dr. Farooq Abdullah respectively.