NC Keeps ‘Slim’ Possibility Of Alliance With Congress

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SRINAGAR — The National Conference Monday decided to contest all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, but has left a slim possibility of an alliance with the Congress “based on the national scenario”.

The National Conference and the Congress have been in talks for the past few days for a pre-poll alliance.

The Parliamentary board of the National Conference met here this evening after which a decision to contest all the six Lok Sabha seats was taken, the party said.

Seemingly, the talks could not move as there were differences over seat-sharing, sources said.

But, in what could be seen as a possible opportunity for a tie-up, NC sources said the party’s Parliamentary Board left the final decision on party’s patron Farooq Abdullah. “based on the national scenario”.

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