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JKNPP demands dissolution of Assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today called for the formal dissolution of the Assembly, saying it has technically ceased to exist as it failed to meet within six months for transacting legislative business.

The assembly is currently under suspended after the BJP withdrew its support to the PDP-led coalition government in June.

"Having failed to meet for transacting legislative business during the last six months in terms of the mandate of section 53(1) of the state constitution, the legislative Assembly has technically ceased to exist," JKNPP and former said in a statement here.

He said the last sitting of the budget session was held on February 12, the next session of the legislature ought to have been convened by August 11.

He appealed to the to fulfil his constitutional obligation by formally announcing the dissolution of the Assembly.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 15:10 IST