Sitting National Conference (NC) MP Sharief-ud-din Shariq on Wednesday filed his nomination for Baramulla Lok Sabha seat in north Kashmir which will go to polls on May 7.

Accompanied by Union Minister and party president Farooq Abdullah and JKPCC head Saif-ud-din Soz, Mr. Shariq submitted his papers to the Returning Officer.

Addressing a gathering after filing the nomination by Mr. Shariq, Mr. Abdullah warned the people about danger posed by the divisive forces. He said his party and the Congress have joined hands to save the nation because polarisation is a major threat.

This election, Mr. Abdullah said, “is not the fight for building roads or creating districts. It is the fight for Mandir and Masjid. Unfotunately, both are houses of God.”

Mr. Abdullah said the BJP wants to abolish article 370 of the Constitution but the Congress and the National Conference will not allow this. “Their (BJP) aim is to abolish Article 370. They do not like the flag of the state. But, the Congress and the NC will not allow them to touch Article 370 even if we have to die.”

Attacking the BJP and the PDP, Mr. Abdullah said the people of the state will not allow these parties to succeed in their designs.

Advocating resolution of the Kashmir issue, he said, “the decision has to be taken by Pakistan, then only peace will prevail.”