Assembly elections in JK to be held later this year, says Election Commission

Assembly elections in JK to be held later this year, says Election Commission

New Delhi, Jun 4: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said that the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be considered to be held later this year.
“After taking inputs from all the necessary quarters and conclusion of Amarnath Yatra, the schedule for conducting the assembly elections in the state will be announced,” the EC said.
The poll body added it will keep on regularly and on real time basis monitor the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The decision regarding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir has been taken under Article 324 of the Constitution and other extant laws/rules, the EC said.
The state was brought under President’s Rule on December 19, 2018 for a period of six months as elections could not be held within six months of imposition of Governor’s Rule in the state.
The President’s Rule will have to be extended again on June 19, 2019 as assembly elections have not been held so far. The order for extending President’s rule will have to be ratified by Parliament.