Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad today batted for early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU: Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad today batted for early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
“If election happens (in Jammu and Kashmir) and the power is given in the hands of people, then I believe all will be well,” Azad said in New Delhi in a brief chat with media persons.
He also offered Namaz at Parliament Street Mosque in the Union capital on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
“It’s a matter of joy to get some relief from COVID finally. People reached the road because of space constraints. May walls of hatred break for eternity,” Azad said.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also offered namaz at Parliament Street Mosque in Delhi to mark #EidUlFitr— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2022
Said, "It's a matter of joy to get some relief from COVID finally. People reached the road because of space constraints… may walls of hatred break for eternity." pic.twitter.com/5cWYauSXBG
Jammu and Kashmir has remained under President’s Rule since June 2018, when the BJP quit the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government with the PDP. The The Modi government had eventually bifurcated the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh in August 2019.
Presently, Jammu and Kashmir is an Union Territory with a legislative assembly that remains under President’s Rule. While officials have repeatedly assured that elections would eventually be held in the state, there is no defined timeline available at this point. Recent reports however suggest that the Delimitation Commission is going to submit its final report within days.
“We have no interest in keeping Jammu and Kashmir under President’s Rule,” Shah said in Lok Sabha at the end of March this year. He was responding to concerns raised by members on Kashmir during discussions on the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill.