Madan Lal Sharma was the firstCongress-National Conference candidate to file his nomination papers for Jammu Lok Sabha consituency on Thursday.
61-year-old Sharma filed his nomination at the election office here, capping days of speculations about the names of the Congress candidates from Jammu, Udhampur and Ladkah.
"And so it begins. The first of our six coalition candidates, Madan Lal Sharma, has filed his nomination from Jammu LS seat," was the announcement made by state chief minister Omar Abdullah on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Three candidates have already filed their nominations for Jammu LS constituency. The three are Vijay Kumar of Aam Mazdoor Kisan Vikas Party, Ashok Kumar of BSP and an independent Laboo Ram.
PCC chief Saif-ud-din Soz had also announced yesterday that Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will be contesting for Udhampur-Doda LS seat.
National Conference and Congress had entered into a seat sharing with Congress fighting in two seats in Jammu and the lone seat in Ladakh whereas National Conference will be contesting three seats of Kashmir Valley -- Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag.
The likely candidates of National Conference are Sharif-ud-din Shariq from Baramulla in North Kashmir, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar and Mehboob Baig from Anantnag.