Srinagar: National Conference and Congress have decided that the two parties will contest parliament by-polls together through seat sharing arrangement in the Kashmir valley.
While NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar, Congress state president G A Mir will contest from Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, sources said.
The two parties Tuesday held a meeting in which they decided to contest polls together on seat sharing arrangement.
Sources said that senior leaders of NC including Ali Muhammad Sagar, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Sakina Itoo, and Nasir Aslam Wani and senior leaders of Congress including JKPCC Chief G A Mir, Taj Mohiddin, Haji Abdul Rashid and Amin Bhat held a meeting and decided to go for pre-poll alliance on seat sharing basis.
Confirming the development, JKPCC chief GA Mir told KNS that both the parties have decided to go for pre-poll alliance to defeat its opponents in the by-polls.
The two parties will announce the decision formally in a press conference tomorrow noon.
NC provisional president Nasir Aslam Wani also confirmed to KNS that the two parties will contest elections together.