J K News Today
Jammu, March 20:
In a best suited compromise formula as National Conference and Congress leaders described it , the two parties have agreed to have friendly contest in two of the three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir Valley , while NC has left field open for Congress for the two seats in Jammu region.
Within less that two hours after National Conference president and party’s candidate from Srinagar constituency Farooq Abdullah and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad –led team concluded their alliance talks , the leaders said that both the parties have worked out a formula that is best suited in the given situation in the state.
On two seats of jammu region- Doda-Udhampur and Jammu-Poonch , Congress would be going all by itself, while there would be no Congress candidate in Srinmagar parliamentary constituency from where Farooq Abdullah is seeking re-election .
However, NC has agreed to leave space open for “ friendly contest” in Kashmir’s remaining two seats – Anantnag in south Kashmir and Baramullah in north Kashmir .
Congress is faced with a formidable contest from BJP in Jammu and Udhampur seats . The BJP has fielded its sitting MPs from both the seats .
In a way NC has conceded more space to Congress than Congress has done in the pre-poll alliance talks .