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Farooq Abdullah won’t contest LS polls due to health reasons: Omar Abdullah

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Srinagar: National Conference president and sitting MP  from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah would not contest the Lok Sabha polls owing to his health, the party said on Wednesday.

The announcement was made by his son and NC vice-president Omar Abdullah at a party function in Rawalpora on the outskirts of the city here.

“He (Farooq Abdullah) has taken permission from (party’s general secretary) (Ali Mohammad) Sagar and other party members to not contest the polls this time because of his health,” Omar Abdullah said.

He said it is now the party’s responsibility to field the best candidate from the constituency with the hope that the voters would help him succeed so that he becomes a voice of the people in Delhi.

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