PC fields Raja, Ansari for LS polls

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: Peoples Conference today announced the party candidates for Baramulla and Srinagar Parliament seats. Former IGP and leading political leader Raja Aijaz Ali will represent the party from North while Irfan Reza Ansari will be the party candidate for Srinagar Parliament seat, a party spokesperson said in a release.
Peoples Conference Central Election Committee (CEC) met under the chairmanship of Sajad Gani Lone to deliberate on probable party candidates for the upcoming Parliament elections. After detailed discussion & thorough consideration, the CEC has finalized the names of Raja Aijaz Ali for Baramulla seat and Irfan Reza Ansari for Srinagar seat,” the spokesperson said.
Raja Aijaz Ali, a former police officer, who retired as IGP, contested the Assembly elections in 2014 from Uri and ended up as runner up with almost 19000 votes while prominent businessman and industrialist Irfan Reza Ansari is son of Late Moulvi Ifthikar Hussain Ansari and social activist. The party leadership expressed full confidence in the ability of its candidates to represent and defend the aspirations and sentiments of the people of J&K in the Parliament, he added.
“We will serve the people with earnest dedication so as to realize the potential of ‘Kashmiri dreams’ and work hard towards real empowerment of the masses especially economic empowerment. It is our commitment to improve opportunities for youth and reverse decades of anti youth policies adapted by successive NC-PDP Governments.” the spokesperson said.