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Anantnag By-polls: Tassaduq Mufti, GA Mir file nomination papers

Anantnag By-polls: Tassaduq Mufti, GA Mir file nomination papers
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Sameer Ahmed

Srinagar: PDP candidate Tassaduq Mufti and Congress candidate GA Mir for Anantnag parliamentary constituency which is going for by-polls on April 12 today filed their nomination papers.

Tassaduq, who is brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, filed his nomination papers at DC office Anantnag. He was accompanied by top PDP leaders and ministers including Muzzafar Beigh, Dr Mehboob Beigh and Abdul Rehman Veeri.

Talking to the reporters after filing his papers Tasaduq said that the he was ready for the contest and that the real challange for him will start once the elections are over.


“Challange for me would be to address aspirations and expectations of the people and the job will start after elections are over”, he said.

Party Senior Leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Party Vice President Muhammad Sartaj Madni, Ministers Ab Rehman Veeri, Ab Haq Khan,  Farooq Andrabi ‘ MP Rajya Sabha Nazir Ahmad Laway MP, Mehboob Beg, Ab Rahim Rather MLA, Aijaz Mir MLA, Mohd Rafi Mir,  Yasir Reshi MLC, Firdous Tak MLC, Peer Mansoor Hussain,  Sajad Mufti and various leaders were present on the occasion.

GA Mir also filed his nomination papers in presence of top Congress and National Conference leadership. Mir, who lost previous assembly elections from Dooru constituency, was accompanied by AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni, NC working president Omar Abdullah, Tariq Karra and others.


Four candidates today filed their nomination papers for Bye-Elections to Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency.

The candidates include Tasaduq Hussain Mufti of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Indian National Congress (INC), Sanjay Kumar Dhar of Samajwadi Party and Rakesh Koul who is an independent candidate.

The candidates filed their nomination papers before the Returning Officer for the Anantnag Parliamentary seat.

The polls for Anantnag constituency were necessitated after Mehbooba Mufti took over as Chief Minister of J&K following her father’s death. She was representing Anantnag parliamentary constituency earlier and later resigned. She is currently representing Bijbehera assembly segment.

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