Jammu, March 25 IANS | 4 months ago

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir.


Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and state Congress president Saifuddin Soz accompanied Azad to the office of the returning officer in Kathua town to file his papers.

A statement issued by the returning officer of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency said four nominations papers were received Tuesday, including those of Azad, Arshad Mailk of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Anil Khajuria and Bansi Lal, both Independents.

Azad, a former chief minister, is supported by the National Conference that is fighting the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the Congress.

Bharatiya Janata Party's Jitender Singh is contesting against Azad for the April 17 poll.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah posted photographs on a social network of supporters who accompanied Azad during the filing of papers.

(Posted on 25-03-2014)