Saturday, August 15, 2020
Home Politics Election Commission to announce election schedule in Jammu and Kashmir after Amarnath Yatra concludes

Election Commission to announce election schedule in Jammu and Kashmir after Amarnath Yatra concludes

The state has been under the Governor's rule since June last year.

The Election Commission today in a press release said that it will consider the state assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir later this year. The schedule for the same will be announced after the Amarnath Yatra is concluded.

The Jammu and Kashmir state assembly was dissolved in November last year after parties sent letters to the Governor via Twitter, WhatsApp staking claim to form the government. The state has been under the Governor’s rule since June last year.

In November last year, the former chief minister and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti had confirmed the speculations that the party is getting support from National Conference and Congress to form a government in the state. Media and Social Media was abuzz with speculations about this possible alliance. Mufti had taken to Twitter to post a copy of the letter she has written to the Governor of J&K to inform about the alliance. She accused that she was unable to send the letter via fax to the Raj Bhavan, and the Governor was not available on phone. Therefore, she tweeted the letter on Twitter, tagging the official Twitter account of J&K Governor.

On the other hand, People’s Conference leader Sajad Lone had also sent a letter to the Governor staking claim to form a government with the support of BJP. Lone also had informed that fax at the Raj Bhavan was not working hence he had sent the letter via Whatsapp to the PA of the Governor.

- Advertisement -

After the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014, no party had won a majority to form a government. PDP had won 28 seats, BJP was in the second position with 25, while NC and Congress had won 15 and 12 seats. As no party or alliance was able to form a government, Governor’s rule was imposed in the state in December 2014. In March in the following year, PDP and BJP decided to form an alliance and PDP leader and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn in as the chief minister. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died in January 2016, and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti became the CM in April 2016, after a brief Governor’s rule. But there were serious differences between the alliance partners, especially on the handling of separatists by the Mehbooba government. In June last year, BJP had pulled out of the coalition government and the state was put under Governor’s rule again.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Did Indian scientists make space bricks with ‘urine’ as claimed by NDTV? Not really: Here are the facts

NDTV claimed that Indian scientists were using urine to make space bricks when the scientists were, in fact, using urea.

The Communist betrayal of the Hindus on Direct Action Day and support for the Pakistan Demand

The Communist Party of India (CPI) was one such organisation that left an obtrusive footprint upon the history of the mass independence movement, for reasons good and bad, significantly, for betrayal during Direct Action Day

Operation Polo: When India annexed Hyderabad from the Nizam and Razakars, the suppression of Hindus and the role of Nehru

On the midnight of August 15th 1947, India gained its independence from the British and was partitioned into two countries- Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan

On its first Independence Day since the liberation of Ram Janmabhoomi, India must pledge to return Kashi-Mathura to its true inheritors

The 74th Independence Day celebrations are underway across the country and it is a momentous occasion for the country for more reasons than one.

Made in India Coronavirus vaccine soon? Here is what PM Modi said in his Independence Day speech

During his Independence Day speech, PM Modi said that the vaccine is being developed in India for the Wuhan Coronavirus.

From Article 370 in 2019 to CAA and Ram Mandir in 2020: How PM Modi used his I-Day speech to talk about promises delivered

On India’s 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his 7th speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

Recently Popular

Karnataka: Controversy erupts after SP pressurises priests to place photo of Jesus Christ inside the Garbhagriha of Hindu temple

The temple priest has apologised for the incident and said that they did not have any evil intentions to hurt any religious sentiments

He may have flings with actresses, but is not a murderer: Subramanian Swamy says Aditya Thackeray has nothing to do with Sushant Singh Rajput’s...

Swamy said in the Q and A session that some other powerful persons are involved in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, and Aditya is not one of them.

Wikipedia page on Bengaluru violence calls it a ‘clash’, refuses to identify rioters as Muslims: Here are the reasons given by the ‘editors’

On the 11th of August, when Hindus of the country celebrated Janmashtami, a Muslim mob indulged in violence in Bengaluru after being offended by a Facebook post that was allegedly against the Prophet of Islam.

Former SP leader Shahzeb Rizvi announces bounty of Rs 51 lakh on Karnataka Congress MLA’s nephew Naveen’s head for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Shahzeb Rizvi said that whoever beheads Naveen for insulting the Prophet and brings his head will be given a bounty of Rs 51 lakh

‘Shut up or else, you will also be put to sleep forever’, mother of deceased actress Jiah Khan accuses director Mahesh Bhatt of intimidating...

Rabia Khan, mother of deceased actress Jiah Khan, accused Mahesh Bhatt of being a 'mouthpiece' of the Bollywood mafia.

My family has lived here for 50 years, I considered Muslims my brothers: MLA breaks down while narrating how his house was burnt down...

The Pulkeshinagar MLA's house was attacked by a violent Muslim mob with weapons, patrol bombs, and stones.

On this Independence Day, here is why the Govt of India must pledge to root out toxic ideology of Gender Identity Politics

The government must undertake concrete measures to prevent the mainstreaming of the ideology of Gender Identity politics.

Did Indian scientists make space bricks with ‘urine’ as claimed by NDTV? Not really: Here are the facts

NDTV claimed that Indian scientists were using urine to make space bricks when the scientists were, in fact, using urea.

Bengaluru Riots: ‘Just because I’m from Congress, should I not speak about Dharma’, Naveen tells police

Reportedly, Naveen has revealed sensational information pertaining to Bengaluru riots to the police officials during his investigation.

Outrage grows in Somalia as bill legitimising child marriage tabled in Parliament, UN and other international bodies criticise the move

Bill tabled in Somalia parliament legalizing marriage of girls without their consent once they achieve sexual maturity

The Communist betrayal of the Hindus on Direct Action Day and support for the Pakistan Demand

The Communist Party of India (CPI) was one such organisation that left an obtrusive footprint upon the history of the mass independence movement, for reasons good and bad, significantly, for betrayal during Direct Action Day

PM Narendra Modi announces National Digital Health Mission, citizens to be provided with Digital Health ID: Read details

A unique ID will be issued to citizens under a 'One Nation One Health Card' scheme under the National Digital Health Mission

Punjab: Pro-Khalistani elements hoist Khalistani flag on administrative building in Moga amid Independence Day celebrations

Two miscreants hoisted Khalistani flag on the DC office building in Moga in Punjab, CM has ordered a probe and case registered

Operation Polo: When India annexed Hyderabad from the Nizam and Razakars, the suppression of Hindus and the role of Nehru

On the midnight of August 15th 1947, India gained its independence from the British and was partitioned into two countries- Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan

Price of freedom: How Beant Singh, now a rickshaw puller in Meerut, witnessed his mother and brother burn during partition in Rawalpindi

Beant Singh is one of the few survivors of partition that witnessed 2 million casualties and the displacement of 14 million people.

From self-reliant India to Coronavirus vaccine, Ram Mandir, warning to China: Here are 15 points made by PM Modi in his Independence Day speech

PM Modi began his Independence Day speech by paying tributes to freedom fighters, security forces and coronavirus warriors

Connect with us

239,751FansLike
430,599FollowersFollow
301,000SubscribersSubscribe