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Farooq Abdullah's sister may join Third Front

Posted on Mar 13 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 13 : The Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC), led by Begum Khalida Shah, elder sister of ruling National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, is likely to join the Third Front, or the group of parties opposed both to the Congress and the BJP.

An announcement about the JKANC making an electoral tie-up with parties outside of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to be made in a couple of days when Shah arrives here, a party source told IANS Wednesday.

Begum Khalida is daughter of Begum Akbar Jahan Abdullah, who was member of the 6th and 8th Lok Sabha from 1977 to 1979 and 1984 to 1989 from Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir.

The country will elect a new Lok Sabha over nine phases from April 7 to May 12, and the results will be announced May 16.

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