Inclined to actively participate in mainstream politics and contest next year’s Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, sons of three sitting and former High Court judges are tipped to be the ruling National Conference’s candidates.

Two of them formally joined the Youth National Conference (YNC) youth wing on Thursday.

Advocate Shahbaz Sikandar, whose father Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir functioned as a Judge of Jammu & Kashmir High Court for several years and took over as the acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday, was among a dozen-odd entrants in the YNC the other day. He had been earlier engaged as a standing counsel by the Omar Abdullah government.