Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the state legislative assembly as PDP with Congress and NC staked claim for the government formation along with Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference with BJP.
“The Governor, Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik, has passed an order in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Clause (b) of subsection (2) of Section 53 of the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir dissolving the legislative assembly,” reads an order by Umang Narula, IAS, Principal Secretary of Governor.
“By virtue of powers vested upon me in terms of Proclamation No. P-1/18 of 2018 dated 20th June 2018 issued under sub-section (1) of section 92 and in the exercise of the powers conferred upon me by clause (b) of subsection (2) of Section 53 of the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, I hereby dissolve the legislative assembly,” the order reads. (GNS)