Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday filed a second set of nomination papers for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency as ‘a matter of abundant caution’ due to some problem in her bank account.
The Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) Anantnag Ghulam Rasool Wani told KNS: “Yes we have received the second set of her nomination papers with all the details of her fresh bank account. Scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on April 7.”
Syed Altaf Bukhari, PDP senior leader when contacted by KNS said, Mehbooba filed her second set of nomination papers as a measure of abundant precaution.
As per the election commission rules, a candidate can file four sets of nomination papers either in a bunch or separately, said the ARO Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
Sources said that the PDP president had submitted an active bank account number with the first set of her nomination papers but today she submitted a fresh bank account number opened in a nationalized bank here.
The last date of submitting nomination papers for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is April 5 while as these papers will be scrutinized on April 7. In the third of the five phases of polling in the state, Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is going to polls on April 24. (KNS)