One candidate withdraws papers in Jammu
STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: One candidate of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Kanta Andotra, who had filed her papers from Jammu- Poonch Parliamentary Constituency on Thursday, withdrew her nomination at Returning Officer’s Office Jammu. District Election Officer Ramesh Kumar accepted her withdrawal as candidate. With her withdrawal, 24 candidates are left in fray for Jammu- Poonch Lok Sabha seat. The candidates left in the fray included Syed Aqib Hussain of Independent Peoples’ Party, Jugal Kishore of BJP, Badrinath of BSP, Mohammad Younis of JK Peer Panjal Awami Party, Susheel Kumar of Hindustan Nirman Dal, Javaid Ahmed of All India Forward Bloc, Raman Bhalla of INC, Gursagar Singh of Navarang Congress Party, Prof. Bhim Singh of JK National Panthers Party, Lal Singh of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan and Rajiv Chunni, Subhash Chander, Shazbad Shabnam, Perseen Singh, Gulam Mustafa Chowdhary, Satish Poonchi, Bahadur, Manish Sahni, Sakander Ahmad Nourani, Tarsem Lal Khullar, Balwan Singh, Syed Zeshan Haider, Anil Singh and Ajay Kumar all Independents.
Meanwhile, the contesting candidates were allotted election symbols by the Returning Officer. Representatives of various political parties were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Returning Officer for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency Dr G N Itoo on Thursday informed that 9 candidates are in fray for the north Kashmir seat.
Those in fray now include Haji Farooq Ahamd Mir of INC, Mohammad Maqbool War of BJP, Jahangir Khan of J&KNPP, Abdul Qayoom Wani of J&KPDP, Mohammad Akbar Lone of J&KNC, Raja Aijaz Ali of J&KPC and Javid Ahmad Qureshi , Syed Najeeb Shah Naqvi and Engineer Rashid, all Independents.
It is pertinent to mention that as many as 14 candidates have filed their nomination papers wherein 4 nominations were rejected during their scrutiny. One candidate namely Abdul Rasheed Shaheen (Independent) withdrew his nomination today on the last date of withdrawal.
Dr Itoo said that all necessary arrangements which includes security and other requisite arrangements have been made for the smooth, free and fair conduct of the elections.
Meanwhile, the contesting candidates were allotted the election symbols by the Returning Officer in presence of General Election Observer Dr P Shakeel Ahmad. Representatives of various political parties were present on the occasion.
The polling in both these constituencies will be held on April 11.
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