Former MLC Khatana, son to join Congress today
In a boost to Congress ahead of the entry of its Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, former MLC Nizamuddin Khatana and his son Gulzar Ahmad Khatana, who were associated with Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Democratic Azad Party (DAP), are joining Congress on Tuesday.
Former minister and senior Congress leader Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed confirmed to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the father-son duo is joining the party today.
Gulzar, who is supported by Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed, is likely to fight from the Larnoo assembly seat, which has been reserved for scheduled tribes (STs).
Gulzar and his father have considerable influence among ST and Kashmiri voters in the segment. (KNO)