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NC, Congress to jointly contest Jammu Kashmir legislative council polls

Posted on Nov 12, 06:55PM | IANS

The National Conference (NC) and its coalition partner Congress will jointly contest the polls to fill up vacancies in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council, state Congress chief Saif-ud-Din Soz said here Monday.

Both the parties will contest on two seats each, according to Pradesh Congress Committee President Saif-ud-Din Soz, who is also the chairman of the coalition coordination committee.

Finance Minister and senior NC leader Abdul Rahim Rather said: "The decision was arrived at in a meeting of the coordination panel."

There are four seats lying vacant in the legislative council from the panchayat quota, the polls for which are scheduled next month.