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National Conference to contest all six seats from Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha polls

The National Conference and the Congress have been in talks for the past few days for a pre-poll alliance. 

National Conference to contest all six seats from Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha polls
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Srinagar: The National Conference on Monday decided to contest all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, but has left a slim possibility of an alliance with the Congress "based on the national scenario".

The National Conference and the Congress have been in talks for the past few days for a pre-poll alliance. 

The Parliamentary board of the National Conference met here this evening after which a decision to contest all the six Lok Sabha seats was taken, the party said. 

Seemingly, the talks could not move as there were differences over seat-sharing, sources said.

But, in what could be seen as a possible opportunity for a tie-up, NC sources said the party's Parliamentary Board left the final decision on party's patron Farooq Abdullah. "based on the national scenario".