Omar Abdullah concerned over delay in Congress announcement

Violence declined during our government- Omar AbdullahJammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday expressed concern over the delay in the announcement of Congress candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

“I’m keenly waiting for the Congress to announce its candidates from J&K so we can begin the campaign in right earnest,” Abdullah said on Twitter.

As per the alliance between the Congress and the regional National Conference, the former will contest from Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh and leave the remaining three seats for the latter.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, according to top party sources, is still undecided on standing from Udhampur.

Azad has strong pockets of influence in the three districts of Chenab Valley in Jammu region, forming the assembly segments for the Udhampur constituency.

These are Kishtwar, Doda and Reasi where Azad is seen as having done a lot of developmental work during his tenure as the state chief minister and also as the union minister.

Azad belongs to Balissa village in Bhaderwah tehsil of Kishtwar district.

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