AAP demands cancellation of Dr Farooq’s candidature

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) Wednesday filed a complaint against National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah stating that he had submitted “misleading” information about his age to the Election Commission.

The complaint filed by chief election agent of AAP Kashmir accused that Dr Farooq declared his age as 66-years in his affidavit during the 2008 assembly elections. However, the affidavit submitted by him on April 7, 2014 for parliamentary polls declares his age 77 year- old.

The complainant has demanded that the candidature of Dr Farooq may be cancelled on the grounds of providing ‘misleading’ information to the Election Commission of India. However, official sources said that the complaint has been disposed off by the returning officer Srinagar as the affidavit submitted by Dr Farooq was found correct.

Sources stated further that the returning officer after investigating into the matter found that the age of National Conference patron Dr Farooq is 77 years- as mentioned in the electoral rolls. Pertinently, Dr Farooq, father of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, is the candidate of the ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress alliance from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

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