Congress Says 550 Candidates File Nomination Papers 

SRINAGAR — The state Congress on Thursday said that over 550 candidates of the party have filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir, slated to be held from October 08.

PCC Vice President and MLC, G N Monga said that over 500 candidates from the Congress have filed their forms for the upcoming ULB polls in Jammu region.

He added that in Kashmir region, barring some sensitive areas, the Congress candidates from each and every ward will be filing their nomination papers for the polls.

Monga said that in Srinagar, three of their candidates have filed their forms today in the first phase while as many more candidates will be filling their papers in next phases.

He also said that the party candidates will be contesting in the elections from each and every one ward.

Monga further added that the Congress is very much confident that it will attain the maximum wards in the elections.

Reacting over BJP leader’s statement, Monga said that everybody is aware about the BJP’s ground strength. “I can’t say whether it will be a head to head contest or not as the forms are still be filed by the candidates. Let this process end first,” he added.

Earlier, BJP claimed that the party is determined to contest Municipal polls from each and every ward of Kashmir and said that the party is confident that people will come out and cast their ballots.

The BJP is also expecting a head to head contest in the elections, saying in Kashmir region most of the candidates who are going to take part in the elections will contest on BJP’s ticket. (KNS)


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