Assembly elections likely to be held after month of Ramadan in J&K

SRINAGAR, MAR 16 : Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir may be held after the Holy month of Ramzan highly-placed sources said.

Highly placed sources confirmed News agency Press Trust of Kashmir sources that the crucial election to the J&K assembly may be held between June 5 and 30 in 6 to 8 phases.

Sources said that there is a general consensus that the assembly election in J&K can be held with adequate security deployments before this year’s Amarnath Yatra which begins on July 1.

A day earlier on Friday representatives of various political parties had met the three-member team of special observers, appointed by the Election Commission (EC), and pressed for holding the assembly election and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the leaders from the National Conference and CPI (M) leader did not meet the poll panel observers, saying they had nothing more to add to the demand for simultaneous polls.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s rule since December 19, 2018, which was necessitated after six months of Governor’s rule ended in the state.  (PTK)

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