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Monday, 08 August 2022 6.04 AM IST

'My services are needed more in Jammu and Kashmir'; Farooq Abdullah withdraws from presidential race

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NEW DELHI: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that he is not in the race for the post of President. He said that Jammu and Kashmir was passing through a critical juncture and required his efforts to navigate uncertain times.

"I am honoured to have had my name proposed as a possible joint opposition candidate for the office of President of India by Mamata Banerjee Sahiba. Subsequent to Mamata didi proposing my name, I have received a number of calls from opposition leaders offering their support for my candidature," he said.

Earlier, NCP leader Sharad Pawar had also withdrawn from the presidential race.

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