Poll bugle sounded

Poll bugle sounded
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Jammu and Kashmir government carrying out a major reshuffle in the police department just two days after Election Commission of India issued the instructions to reshuffle the officials till February 16.
Major rejig in police is an indication that Lok Sabha polls could be announced anytime and before that J&K may witness more transfers.
After holding the Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies polls without much hassles, the J&K government is gearing up for another elections. The main focus of the state government would be to hold these polls without any violence.
In 2017 when by-elections were held for Srinagar parliamentary constituency, situation took an ugly turn as nearly nine youth were killed on the polling day in central Kashmir. The large scale violence led to by polls in Anantnag parliamentary constituency getting postponed and cancelled.
When Panchayat and ULB polls were announced regional parties in Kashmir National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party announced to boycott these polls stating that security situation is not conducive and killings and elections cannot go together. But this time around both the parties seem eager to contest the parliamentary polls. In fact NC and PDP have been demanding that assembly elections too should be held along with the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
Till now it’s not clear whether the Assembly elections would be held along with the parliamentary polls or not but there is a possibility about Centre throwing up a surprise. Political parties have already gone into electioneering mode as they want to be back in the driver’s seat. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has given tough time to the politicians since the day he has taken over the reins of the state. It seems that politicians are desperate to get the power back.