Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday sealed an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is in the national interest and will help strengthen secular forces in the country.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah jointly informed the media that Congress will contest from the Jammu and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats, whereas the National Conference will contest from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.
They further remarked that it will be a “friendly contest” between the two parties on the Anantnag and Baramulla seats in Kashmir.
“The alliance has been finalised in the national interest and will strengthen the secular forces in J&K as the state faces threat from Pakistan,” Azad said.
“Live and let live. This is the best decision taken in national interest. If either the Congress or National Conference wins, it is a win-win situation for both,” he added.
It was also revealed that both the parties are also discussing an arrangement for the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat.
Furthermore, Congress leaders will also campaign for Farooq Abdullah, who will be the joint candidate from the Srinagar Parliamentary seat, which he currently represents in the Lok Sabha.
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