LS Polls: Will Congress field its candidate in Kashmir, Ladakh?

Srinagar:  Pre-poll alliance between the ruling National Conference and Congress seems to be on the cards given the prevailing political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.
However, all eyes will be on Congress as to whether it will field its candidate for at least one seat in the Valley and only Lok Sabha vacancy in Ladakh.
“I think the atmosphere is for going to parliamentary polls in coalition (with National Conference). However, the party high command will take a final call on this on (Friday),” state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz said.
“It will be for high command to decide whether there will be one seat in Kashmir, how to contest on Ladakh,” Soz said.
The National Conference has already put riders for Congress to go hand in hand with it for ensuing parliamentary polls if the latter agrees to field its candidate from Jammu province only.
The party has already announced its candidates for three Kashmir constituencies—Sharif-ud-Din Shariq from Baramulla, Mehbooba Beg from Anantnag and Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar. The trio is seeking re-election.
However, on Ladakh seat, the party has kept the cards close to its chest and is tightlipped on the fate of its incumbent MP Ghulam Hassan Khan.
The two Congress MPs from Jammu include Madan Lal Sharma and Lal Singh and their fate for next elections remains uncertain in wake of no announcement by the party yet.