BJP Not to Field Candidate from Sopore

SRINAGAR: While speculations were rife that BJP was eyeing volatile Sopore assembly segment in north Kashmir as it witnesses less percentage of voting, the party has decided not to field any candidate from the constituency.

Quoting unnamed sources KNS reported that the rightwing party decided not to field any candidate as they want to support the parties with whom there is a possibility of post-poll alliance.

Ramesh Arora state vice-president BJP and in charge Kashmir said that they have decided not to field any candidate in certain constituencies “as we may enter into post poll alliance with some parties.”

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Lone confirmed that no BJP candidate has filed nomination papers from Sopore. “Nomination of seven independents were rejected out of 23 and there are 16 candidates in fray from Sopore now,” he said.

Media had earlier widely reported BJP plan to grab Sopore seat with the help of migrant Pandit voters as people in the constituency generally heed the boycott call of Syed Ali Geelani. 

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