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Lok Sabha elections: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad to contest polls from Anantnag


Former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Anantnag parliamentary seat.

Azad had ended his five-decades long association with the Congress in 2022, later floated his own outfit named Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP).

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. (HT File)

“Today the core committee of DPAP met and we have decided that (party president) Ghulam Nabi Azad will contest the Anantnag-Rajouri seat,” DPAP leader Taj Mohiuddin was quoted by PTI as saying.

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This will be the first Lok Sabha election for Azad after he lost from Udhampur constituency in 2014 to BJP leader Jitendra Singh.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.



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