SRINAGAR: Around 150 candidates filed their nomination papers for the 15 assembly segments for the upcoming elections in the state on Wednesday and they included incumbent ministers and legislators.
According to the KNS, the candidates who filed their nomination papers from the ruling coalition include Mian Altaf Ahmad, Nawang Ringzin Jora, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Abdul Majid Wani and Vikar Rasool.
From the opposition Qazi Mohamad Afzal of PDP filed nominations from Ganderbal while as the former minister and Congress leader Mohammad Shrief Niyaz , Usman Majid, former Div Com Kashmir Mehboob Iqbal and former bureaucrat Bashir Ahmad Runiyal filed papers from Congress party.
Meanwhile, reports said the Congress and PDP candidates for Bandipore, Usman Majid and Nizamudin Bhat reached the spot at the same time with their supporters who started beating each other by the sticks holding their respective flags.
Usman Majeed later said that such incidents are the part of the political process.
PDPs Nizzamudin Bhat stated that there are no chances of any party to register win at present as PDP wave has dominated the scenes all across.
Will witness the first phase of polling on November 25 and the candidates filed their nominations which will be scrutinized on November 7 while as the candidates can withdraw their nomination forms till November 10.
During the first phase of elections, polls will take place in seven districts of JK and for 15 out of 87 assembly segments.
November 5 was the last date of submission of the nomination papers for the first phase of elections and around 150 candidates of different parties have filed their papers before the Returning Officers (RO) so far.
For Central Kashmirs Kangan and Ganderbal, 23 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the assembly elections including the former minister Qazi Mohammad Afzal, NC leader Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Congress, Tehreek-e-Insaafs Shikeh Ghulam Ahamd Saloora, PCs Abdul Majeed Dhobi and various others.
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