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Salman Soz out, Congress changes Baramulla candidate

Fields Farooq Mir to test the waters


KNS

Srinagar, Mar 21 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir Congress Committee has replaced Salman Soz for Baramulla-Kupwara with a new face Haji Farooq Ahmed Mir.
Earlier, Congress had announced the name of Salman Soz for their north Kashmir seat.

“Yes...we have made a rethink and have replaced Salman Soz with Haji Farooq Sb,” PCC president G A Mir told Kashmir News Service (KNS).

For rest of the seats, names of candidates will be cleared in coming days, Mir said.

NC has already fielded Akbar Lone for Baramulla-Kupwara, while for PDP Qayoom Wani will contest on the seat. For Jammu-Poonch, NC will not field any candidates as per the pre-poll alliance agreement between the two parties. (KNS)