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Congress releases list of candidates for JK polls

PTI 07 Nov 2014, 6:55:58 AM IST

New Delhi: Salman Anees Soz, son of President of the Jammu and Kashmir PCC Saifuddin Soz, figured in the list of the 23 Congress candidates for the Assembly polls, announced by the party tonight.

The US-educated Salman has been fielded from Baramullah, a segment of the Lok Sabha constituency once represented by his father.

Senior leaders Taj Mohieddin from Uri and Khemlats Wakhloo from Sonawar are prominent among other candidates.  Congress is going it alone in the polls and contesting on all 87 Assembly seats.

This is the second list released by the party. Assembly polls in J-K will be held in five phases between Nov. 25 and Dec. 20 and counting of votes will take place on December 23.