LS polls: NC fields Mian Altaf as candidate from Anantnag- Rajouri parliamentary seat

Wajahat Shabir. Updated: 4/2/2024 12:38:07 AM Front Page

Omar Abdullah exudes confidence in Mian Altaf's victory

SRINAGAR: National Conference Monday nominated its senior leader, Mian Altaf Ahmed Larvi, as the candidate for the Rajouri-Anantnag parliamentary seat.
The announcement was made by National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah in the presence of Mian Altaf Ahmed, on behalf of party president Dr. Farooq Abdullah via video.
Expressing happiness over the decision, Omar Abdullah emphasized Mian Altaf Ahmed's widespread popularity across various segments of society and expressed confidence that he would garner substantial support from the people.
Speaking further Omar said, “There cannot be a better candidate for the Rajouri-Anantnag seat except of Mian Altaf. People know Mia Altaf very well. His track record, working experience, and holding people together will definitely give him an edge”.
Mian Altaf has never sought votes on religion or cast but on keeping people from all faiths together, he said.
Omar further urged Anantnag, Poonch and Rajouri voters to vote for Mian Altaf in a huge majority and give a chance to him represent the people in New Delhi.
Mian Altaf is popular in the Gujjar, Bakarwal and Pahari Community.
He has been elected five times in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Mian Altaf's family has a long political standing, with his grandfather Mian Nizam-ud-din having remained National Conference MLA from 1962 to 1967.
His father Mian Bashir Ahmed represented Kangan constituency from 1967 to 1987 and was a minister also. Mian Nizam Ud Din Larvi, Mian Bashir Ahmed Larvi and Mian Altaf Ahmed never lost any election since they stepped into politics.
Mian Altaf was minister for first term as Congress MLA from 1987 to 1990 in Farooq Abdullah's government.
He was second term Minister in Farooq Abdullah's government from 1996 to 2002. His third term as Minister was in Omar Abdullah's government from 2009 to 2014.

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