J&K: All eyes on election date, CEC hints early elections

Following the latest developments in the political crisis in Jammu and Kashmir after Governor’s dissolution of the State Assembly on Wednesday night, the Jammu and Kashmir elections may be held before the general elections in May says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat.

“The Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls must be held on the first occasion before May. It can be held before parliament elections also,” Mr Rawat told NDTV.

The People’s Democratic Party will hold a meeting today discussing matters pertaining to their plans. BJP will also hold a core party meeting with all its MLA’s regarding the matter at its party headquarters today at 11 am.

NDTV has given four reasons behind J&K Governor’s state Assembly dissolution.

The state plummeted into a political crisis on Wednesday night after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state Assembly after  PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti revealed that the party will be forming a ‘grand alliance’ with National Conference and Congress.

The Former Chief Minister of J&K questions the Governor’s decision to dissolve the State Assembly at a press meeting in Srinagar. He says that J&K has suffered due to conspiracies and calls it an agenda to defend Article 35A.

“We have no basis to challenge decisions”, says Omar Abdullah.