Imran Raza Ansari is PDP candidate from Patan Assembly seat

Opposition PDP on Tuesday nominated Shia leader Imran Raza Ansari as the party candidate from north Kashmir's Pattan Assembly constituency in place of his father who passed away last month.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014, 18:17 PM IST

Srinagar: Opposition PDP on Tuesday nominated Shia leader Imran Raza Ansari as the party candidate from north Kashmir's Pattan Assembly constituency in place of his father who passed away last month.

"The party has decided to field Molvi Imran Raza Ansari from Pattan Assembly constituency," a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party said.

Imran was the party's candidate from Srinagar's Zadibal constituency, but the change was necessitated by the demise of his father and Pattan MLA Molvi Iftikhar Ansari, who passed away on September 30, he said.

Molvi Iftikhar Ansari's brother, Molvi Aabid Ansari, will be the party candidate from Zadibal constituency, he said.