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Union Minister, first-time candidates in BJP's J&K list

IANS  |  Srinagar 

The on Thursday re-nominated both its sitting MPs from the Jammu region while fielding three first-time candidates from the

The party's first list of 184 candidates, released in by senior BJP J.P. Nadda, includes and who will be seeking re-election from Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha seats respectively.

Its candidates for Srinagar, and seats are all first-timers.

In Srinagar, former and party will face former of the National Conference.

Known for his political connections, Jehangir has served as of the J&K Projects Construction Corporation, a premier government undertaking and been a fellow at a strategic affairs institute in

Sofi Yousuf, fielded from Lok Sabha seat, is a former who says he survived two militant attempts on his life. He has fought assembly elections in the past without winning any.

Yousuf is a currently a member of the Legislative Council, the upper house of state's bicameral legislature.

Muhammad Maqbool War, who will be in the fray from seat, belongs to area of district and had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly elections as the BJP candidate from against

The BJP has not so far decided on its

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 00:06 IST
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