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Cong, NC meet, talk strategy for bypolls

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The and Congress, which have joined hands to contest the bypolls to two constituencies in Kashmir Valley, today held a meeting to discuss their strategy for the elections.

The senior leadership of both parties, including NC president Farooq Abdullah, working president Omar Abdullah, and Pradesh Committee chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir, were present at the high-level coordination meeting, an NC spokesman said.

The leaders of both parties discussed the current political situation and also reviewed joint preparations in and Anantnag Parliamentary segments.

constituency goes to polls on April 9, and Anantnag on April 12.

The NC and have entered into a seat sharing agreement for the bypolls. The regional party has fielded its president Farooq Abdullah from while the Pradesh Committee chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir will contest from Anantnag.

The PDP has fielded Tassaduq Hussain, brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, from Anantnag and Nazir Ahmad Khan from

The seat was vacated by former PDP leader Tariq Hamid Karra who had resigned last year in September in protest against alleged "brutalities" on protesters.

The Anantnag seat fell vacant in June last year after Mehbooba won the assembly polls and resigned from the

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 19:22 IST