NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact

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Jammu, March 20: The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have “friendly fights” in two places — Baramulla and Anantnag.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah made the announcement here.

While the National Conference will field Abdullah in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency, the Congress will contest from Jammu and Udhampur.

There will be “friendly fights” in Anantnag and Baramulla in the Kashmir Valley, they added.

The discussions were still on for the sixth Lok Sabha seat in the state, Ladakh.

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