Azad filed nomination papers
Union Health Minister and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nomination papers for the Udhampur parliamentary seat on Tuesday.
This is Azad's maiden attempt in his political career to contest Lok Sabha elections from Jammu and Kashmir.
He was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Pradesh Congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz and other Congress and National Conference leaders when he filed the papers.
Shouting slogans in his support, people were waving Congress party flags to greet Azad who is currently a Rajya Sabha member.
Addressing his supporters, Azad has said that there is no Modi wave and the same is a creation of the media hype.
He said that people are politically mature and know the nefarious designs of the communal and divisive forces in the country.
On this occasion, state chief minister Omar Abdullah also addressed the people saying that the party which does not know how to respect its old hands cannot rule the country.
Referring to senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who was denied ticket from Barmer in Rajasthan for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Omar said that BJP has given tears to its veterans and does not know how to respect its senior leadership.
After being denied a ticket by the BJP from Barmer, senior party leader Jaswant Singh on Monday filed his nomination papers in the constituency as an Independent candidate.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)