The AAP, which is upset over the move, now wants the Central Election Commission to intervene into the matter and take appropriate action.

The latest development in this regard comes after the Srinagar Returning Officer’s decision to reject the Aam Aadmi Party’s complaint and clear Abdullah's nomination.

In its complaint, the Aam Aadmi Party alleged that Abdullah, who is Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, had ‘lied’ about his age in his affidavit filed before the polling officer.

Raja Muzaffar, who is contesting from Srinagar on AAP ticket, said that Abdullah registered and misrepresented his age.

“The Election Commission should cancel his nomination,” he said.

The AAP alleged that Abdullah declared his age as 66 years in an affidavit during the 2008 assembly elections but has mentioned it as 77 years in an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections on April 7 this year.


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