Punjab resident contesting LS polls from Anantnag

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Lok Sabha Election 2024 in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU — A resident of Mohali is contesting elections from Anantnag Parliamentary constituency.

According to the local news agency KNO, he filed his nomination papers on April 19 with the Returning Officer (RO) at Anantnag and his papers got approval after the scrutiny. He is all set to get the election symbol on Tuesday.

The non-locals were eligible to contest Lok Sabha polls in J&K even before the abrogation of Article 370. Post abrogation of Article 370, they have become eligible to contest Assembly and Panchayat polls too.

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Kumar filed his nomination papers with RO Dr Syed Fakruddin Hamid on April 19 and hoped that he will emerge winner due to his social work among the Kashmiri population.

Baldev Kumar, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, Naya Gaon Mohali Punjab, has got the honour of becoming the first non-local resident to file the nomination papers from Anantnag constituency.

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