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G A Mir named Cong candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today announced that its chief G A Mir will be the party candidate for the Anantnag bypoll.

"Vice President has approved the candidature of G A Mir for the ensuing bye-to the from the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir," general secretary Madhusudan Mistry said in a statement.

Mir will contest against PDP's Tasaduq Mufti, the son of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. The seat fell vacant after resigned and became the state chief minister following her father's death.

Sources said the and the are contesting the bypolls together.

also approved the names of Hemant Katare (Ater seat) and Savitri Singh {Bandhavgarh (ST) seat} as party candidates to contest the bye-elections in Madhya Pradesh.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:32 IST