JAMMU: The ‘covering candidate’ of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan (DSS) Kanta Andotra Thursday withdrew her candidature from Jammu parliamentary constituency.
With Andotra’s withdrawal, a total of 24 candidates remain in fray from the prestigious Jammu seat which along with the Baramulla constituency of north Kashmir will vote in the first phase of the five-phased general elections in the state on April 11.
A covering candidate is someone who files the nomination papers along with the party’s main candidate.
In case, the nomination of the main candidate is rejected, the covering candidate becomes the official party candidate. (AGENCIES)