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Ghulam Nabi Azad among 7 file nominations for 4 RS seats in J-K

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Jammu: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was among seven candidates, including two each from BJP and PDP, for the four seats of Rajya Sabha going to polls next month in Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven candidates filed their nominations today for the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha, an official spokesman said.

Those who filed nominations are Mir Mohammad Fayaz (PDP), Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo (NC), Shamsher Singh (BJP), Nasir Aslam Wani (NC), Nazir Ahmad Laway (PDP), Chander Mohan Sharma (BJP) and Ghulam Nabi Azad (INC), he said.


The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held tomorrow.

The election of four Rajya Sabah seats is scheduled to be held on February 7, he added.

PDP and BJP are hopeful of winning four seats by fighting polls jointly.