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Ready for assembly polls in J&K: Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Governor Friday said the administration was ready for assembly elections in the state and a call in this direction should be taken by the and

"Whenever, they (EC) tell us, we are ready for the polls (to assembly)," he told reporters here after the oath-taking ceremony of sarpanch of Jammu region.

On Shah Faesal's resignation, Malik said he himself was a government employee and did not wish to comment on the matter.

The (EC) had in November last said fresh elections in would be held within the next six months, even as the body did not rule out the possibility of holding the state polls before the Lok Sabha polls due this year.

"The assembly polls must be held on the first occasion before May. It could be held before the also,"

O P Rawat had said.

He said as per the Supreme Court, the outer limit for holding fresh polls after the dissolution of the House was six months, that is May, 2019.

It may be recalled that the central government on December 28 told the Lok Sabha that Jammu and had no option but to recommend President's Rule in the state as no party or alliance staked claim to form the government.

On Tuesday, former said the assembly polls should be held "as soon as possible".

The National Conference (NC) vice also took a dig at some politicians and bureaucrats for "creating hurdles" in holding of assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:40 IST
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