JK: Gulam Nabi Azad not to contest LS polls from Anantnag-Rajouri seat

Srinagar, April 17 (UNI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Gulam Nabi Azad will not contest the Lok Sabha election from Anantnag-Rajouri seat.

The surprise announcement came almost a fortnight after Azad was named the party candidate from the Anantnag-Rajouri seat.

“Azad sahib had some reservations and now Mohammad Saleem Parray has been named as the candidate for the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat,” a senior party leader said.

The former Chief Minister has been leading the party campaign in Jammu and Kashmir.

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