Parliament by-polls: NC core group meeting today

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/14/2017 12:19:11 PM

SRINAGAR, Mar 13: National Conference (NC) core group committee is meeting tomorrow 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 Mohammad Sagar said 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 Mohammad 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 said.
Meanwhile, 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 the options open, either contesting alone or seat sharing with National Conference. Seat sharing arrangement with National Conference will be more appreciable,” Mir said.
“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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