Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir with Lok Sabha -
Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir with Lok Sabha
Posted 30 Nov 2018 03:00 PM

With the Lok Sabha elections held next year across the country, assembly elections can also be held in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik had recently dissolved the state assembly on November 21. The term of the present assembly was completed on March 16, 2021. Now the Election Commission has to make assembly elections within the next six months in the state. This limit is ending on May 21.
Sources say that the Election Commission can also make assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Lok Sabha elections. A large number of security forces will be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for Lok Sabha elections. In this regard it is convenient to get Vidhan Sabha election along with it. The term of the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is six years, while the rest of the legislative assemblies and Lok Sabha tenure of the country are five years.

It is known that before the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti had claimed to form the government with the support of the National Conference and the Congress. He claimed the support of 56 legislators in the 87-member house. But soon after the claim of Mehbooba's claim, Malik dissolved the assembly. Sajjad Lone of the People's Conference of two members also claimed to make a government. Lone presented this claim with the support of 18 MLAs from the Bharatiya Janata Party and other parties. In the same year, the BJP had ended its alliance with PDP, after which the governor's rule came into force in the state.

Law system is a big issue in the state. Mehbooba Mufti had resigned from the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat when she became the Chief Minister in 2015, but due to the unavailability of Central forces between the situation of poor law and order, the Election Commission has not yet made the election and the seat is still vacant.

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