PDP fields Sikh, Hindu candidates for Jammu’s two seats

March 27th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu, March 27 (IANS) The Peoples Democratic Party has fielded a Sikh and a Hindu for two Lok Sabha seats from the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.
A party spokesman said Tirlok Singh Bajwa, a Sikh leader from the border belt of Jammu and a former member of Rajya Sabha, will be the PDP’s candidate from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency.

Balbir Singh, a close associate of PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed since the days the Mufti was with Congress, will be the party’s nominee from Doda-Udhampur constituency.

The Congress has fielded its sitting MPs from the two constituencies - Lal Singh from Doda-Udhampur and Madan Lal Sharma from Jammu-Poonch, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chosen former convenor of Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti Leela Karan Sharma for Jammu-Poonch and its former state unit president Nirmal Singh for Udhampur.

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