J&K Assembly polls likely to be held before Amarnath Yatra - watsupptoday.com
J&K Assembly polls likely to be held before Amarnath Yatra
Posted 14 Mar 2019 02:51 PM

Agencies

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections can take place before Amarnath Yatra that may be begins on July 1, state government sources said on Thursday afternoon.

The sources said, "The general consensus is that the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections can be held with adequate security deployments before this year's Amarnath Yatra which begins on July 1".
There has been a re-thinking on holding the state Assembly polls. Three observers appointed by the Election Commission are arriving here today.

The team will meet representatives of political parties, district level officers, the Chief Secretary of the state and the Director General of Police.

The visit is taking place just five days after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that the Assembly polls would not be held along with the Lok Sabha polls scheduled in 5 phases in the JnK state.

The sources also added that during the meeting in New Delhi between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Satya Pal Malik, it was decided that the security concerns of the state could be addressed after the ending of the on May 19. The decision is to delay the Assembly polls has been criticized by all the political parties in the state, except Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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