Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday decided to field its senior leader Muzaffer Hussein Baig as the candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha seat from North Kashmir, Baramulla.
According to a party spokesperson the announcement to this effect was made by its president Mehbooba Mufti after consultations with the members of the political affairs committee, party legislators from the constituency and other senior leaders.
According to the spokesperson this is the fifth seat for which the party has announced its candidate so far. Its President Mehbooba Mufti would fight from South Kashmir whereas Yashpal Sharma has been fielded from Jammu-Poonch-Rajouri constituency. Former minister Tariq Hameed Qarra has been given the party mandate from Srinagar and Arshad Malik from Doda-Udhampur-Kathua constituency. The announcement for Ladakh constituency will be made soon, the spokesman said.
Baig, a celebrity lawyer and an authority on constitutional matters and corporate law, has served as the deputy chief minister of the state in the previous PDP Congress coalition.