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Azad to make a maiden bid to Lok Sabha from J&K

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who will be filing his nomination papers for Udhampur- -Doda Parliamentary Constituency tomorrow, will be making his maiden attempt to enter Lok Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir.

65-year-old Azad, who is currently a Rajya Sabha member, has been a Lok Sabha MP before but from outside J and K. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1980 from Washim in Maharashtra and again from the same constituency in 1984.

Azad, who has served as J and K Chief Minister from April 2006 to 2008, will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from the state for the first time despite being involved in the affairs of the state.

Born in Soti village in Bhadarwah area Doda district, Azad will have a challenge from BJP’s Dr Nirmal Singh who was defeated in last elections by Congress’ Lal Singh by a margin of 13,000 votes.
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