BJP, NC, JKNPP Filed Two Women Among 8 Candidates In Jammu

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JAMMU – Ruling National Conference (NC), Opposition Parties BJP and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today filed two women among 8 candidates for polls to 4 seats of Legislative Council under Panchayat quota.

Flanked by the Industries minister Surjeet Salathia, Dr Shahnaz Ganie today filed her nominations on the behalf of the NC before the returning officer Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Pradeep Gupta in his official chamber.

Speaking to the media persons after filing her nomination, she said NC has kept its promise in its manifesto during the 2008 polls and gave a woman representation in Council Polls.

On the last day of the filing of nomination papers for the seats of MLCs today, the state unit of BJP have fielded three candidates for the LC polls.

Col (Retd) Uttam Singh and Rashpal Verma submitted their separate nomination papers to Gupta in presence of state president Shamsher Singh Manhas and other prominent party leaders.

At Srinagar, BJP candidate Ashraf Ali submitted his nomination papers to the divisional commissioner, Kashmir.

“We are for empowerment of the Panchayat Raj Institution in Jammu and Kashmir, where J&K government led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hast totally failed to empower panchayat in J&K,” Manhas told reporters.

Meanwhile, the JKNPP has also filed nominations for all the four vacant seats of Legislative Council.

The party candidates for Jammu province were Anita Thakur from Rajouri and Mohd Rafiq Chandel, a sarpanch from Udhampur whereas the candidates from the Kashmir province have been named as Mohd Maqbool Malik (Baramullah) and Dr Mohd Iqbal Wani (Anantnag).

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