LS By-polls: NC Core Group Meets Today

Srinagar: National Conference core group committee is meeting Tuesday to decide the candidates for by-polls to two parliament seats in the Kashmir valley.

The party will also decide whether to go alone or make seat sharing arrangement with Congress to fight against PDP.

NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the core group committee will meet tomorrow. The core group comprises of NC president Farooq Abdullah, Working president Omar Abdullah, senior leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Mian Altaf, Ali Muhammad Sagar and other few leaders.

“Core group committee will sit tomorrow to discuss the strategy on contesting by-polls next month. All matters including candidates, seat sharing arrangement with Congress among others will be discussed,” Sagar told KNS.

Meanwhile, JK Pradesh Congress Committee President G A Mir said that the state unit has sent its consensus to the party high command which will take a final decision.

“We have kept both options, contesting alone or seat sharing with National Conference, before the party high command. Seat sharing arrangement with National Conference will be more appreciable,” Mir told KNS.

“In case the seat sharing arrangement matures, then NC party high command and our party high command in New Delhi will take a final decision,” Mir said, adding that within two days the “picture will be more clear”.

JKPCC held a meeting of its leaders in Jammu where it discussed by-poll strategy including seat sharing among others.

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