Dr Jitendra, Jugal, Lone among 6 file papers

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 22: Six candidates filed their nomination papers today for three Lok Sabha constituencies of the State, which are going to polls next month.
Out of them, three candidates including Union MoS in PMO and sitting MP from Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary constituency, Dr Jitendra Singh and sitting MP from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma filed their nomination papers for the Udhampur-Doda and Jammu-Poonch Parliament seats respectively as the BJP candidates. Besides one Independent candidate Subash Chander filed his papers in the Office of Returning Officer Jammu, Ramesh Kumar (DC Jammu) for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat.
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Three candidates belonging to three regional parties including National Conference (NC), Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Conference (PC) filed their nomination papers today in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, who filed his nomination papers in the Office of Rohit Khajuria Returning Officer, Udhampur –Doda Constituency, at Kathua was accompanied by Union Minister of Railways & Coal Piyush Goel.
Jugal Kishore Sharma filed his nomination papers in the office of Returning Officer Jammu- Poonch Constituency, Ramesh Kumar. He was accompanied by BJP State President Ravinder Raina, State general secretary, Yudhvir Sethi, MP (Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas, former Ministers Sat Sharma, Sham Choudhary, Bali Bhagat, Sukhnandan Choudhary, C.P Ganga, JMC Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta, State secretaries Aseem Gupta, Rajinder Sharma and other senior leaders from the State in the rally.
Both the BJP leaders were taken into huge rallies by their supporters who were raising slogans in support of the party, Prime Minister and the candidates both at Jammu and Kathua. The BJP leaders waived the surging crowd while addressing the mammoth rallies and sought their support and vote in the ensuing elections.
Addressing the rally at Jammu, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Ravinder Raina highlighted various projects launched by Modi Government during last five years for welfare of the people of this border State and accused the previous rulers of depriving the people especially living in backward and far off areas of the State.
“The backwardness of the State is result of wrong polices and corrupt practices of former rulers” they alleged and said that Congress and NC “committed blunders after blunder brining the State to present mess.”
They said Modi Government is committed to weed out terrorism from the State and the actions of BJP Government has shaken both terror camps as well as Pakistan Government. Raina said that Jugal worked tirelessly in bringing various welfare schemes for his Constituency and construction of Akhnoor Road, Indri Pattan bridge over river Chenab, widening of Jammu-Poonch road, construction of bunkers in border area, hiking the compensation to firing victims and grant of compensation to PoJK refugees is the result of his efforts.
Jugal said that he will continue to work for the betterment of the people and making Modi’s mission of New India a success.
National Conference (NC) candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha Constituency, Muhammad Akbar Lone filed his nomination papers for the upcoming Parliamentary elections. He was supported by scores of his supporters.
Lone while talking to reporters after filing nomination papers said the support of the political parties will be cleared once the election will be over and expressed hope that NC will emerge victorious in the elections.
He said the party will raise the Kashmir issue in Parliament as confrontation between India and Pakistan since 1947 is the outcome of Kashmir issue.
“There can be no peace in India and Pakistan till the Kashmir issue is resolved,” he said, adding that Kashmir issue is an important issue and must be raised in Parliament.
PDP candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha Constituency, Abdul Qayoom Wani also filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Wani after filing his nomination papers said that PDP has an agenda vis-a-vis Kashmir issue and want both the countries including India and Pakistan to live with peace.
He said PDP want that all the stakeholders including Hurriyat must sit together to resolve the issue once for all so that the bloodshed in Kashmir will come to an end.
Wani also said that they will work for removal of POTA and TADA laws and also on equal development for all the three divisions including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Asked why he joined PDP, the former Trade Unionist said that PDP has pro-people agenda as it always advocated the aspirations of people. “In the previous tenure, PDP raised voice for the people on several times, he added.
Peoples Conference (PC) candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha Constituency, Raja Aijaz Ali also filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Ali who was accompanied by party’s chairman and former minister, Sajad Gani Lone after filing his nomination papers, appealed people to cast their vote in favour of the party to give them a chance. “Give us a chance, we will show a visible change on the ground,” he said.