Prof Bhim Singh, founder and chief patron of National Panthers Party filed his nomination from Udhampur parliamentary constituency before the returning officer in the presence of all legislators of the party at the office of Kathua deputy commissioner on Monday.
Singh shall be facing Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
A senior advocate and a barrister-at-law in the Supreme Court of India, Singh is an elected senior executive member of the Supreme Court bar association.
Singh was accompanied Syed Mohd Rafiq Shah, Harsh Dev Singh, Balwant Singh Mankotia, Yashpaul Kundal and others.
This is seventh attempt of Singh to enter Lok Sabha. He contested in 1977 as independent candidate from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary
constituency, in 1982 from Amethi (UP) against late Rajiv Gandhi, and in 1983 from Udhampur. He won the bye-election to the Lok Sabha from Udhampur in 1988, but the election commission declared Congress candidate as the winner.
Singh contested from Udhampur in 2009, but lost to Congress. Singh also contested Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi, with LK Advani and Rajesh Khanna in opposition, and lost badly.
Earlier, Singh was given a rousing welcome by Panthers Party activists in Kathua who accompanied him to the office of the returning officer.