J-K Assembly elections hinted by LG Sinha for September

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha
Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has suggested the possibility of holding Assembly elections in the Union Territory by September this year. He made the comments during an interview with a national news channel.

In his remarks, Sinha expressed his belief that with Lok Sabha elections underway across the country, Assembly elections in J&K could take place by September.

Additionally, he stated that the restoration of Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir would occur at an appropriate time following the Assembly polls, citing an affidavit submitted by the government to the Supreme Court regarding this matter.

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The Supreme Court, while affirming the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370, a temporary provision, ruled on December 11 last year that Assembly elections should be conducted in J&K by September this year.

The ruling, issued by a 5-judge bench led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, also directed the Centre to expedite the process of reinstating Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, excluding the Union Territory of Ladakh.

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