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Election Commission thinks PDP's Mehbooba Mufti is a man

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 5:29pm IST | Place: Jammu | Agency: dna webdesk

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Jammu and Kashmir has a total number of 19 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections and does not include a single female candidate as per EC's list. 

In a shocking turn of events, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was categorised as a 'male' in the electoral rolls. As per the list, she has been identified as a man with two daughters, whereas in reality, she is a single mother who represented this constituency in the Parliament as well.  

She is contesting from south Kashmir Anantnag and has been a lawmaker since 1996.

PDP members laughed over the gender change of their leader, a senior member of the party said such things have been happening for a long time. "It might surprise you that a former deputy chief minister had to move an application to the district officers suggesting his family's name should be deleted from the BPL list," a leader told Economic Times. 

Election officials rubbish the matter and say that such errors are clerical and rectifications follow up afterwards. 

Jammu and Kashmir has a total of 6 constituencies and the polling is divided into five phases. A total number of  69,33,118 voters will participate in the Lok sabha elections from the state.

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Also read: No women leaders for Jammu in Lok Sabha elections that kickstarts on April 10 

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