Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend the President’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir for six more months with effect from July 3. He said the elections to the Assembly will be held by the year end.
The Home Minister said that the Election Commission had agreed to postpone the Assembly elections and that these will be held after the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
“It is not possible to hold elections in the state now. The election panel has decided to conduct the elections by the year end,” amit shah said.
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader K. Premachandran and Congress leader Manish Tiwari opposed the proposal for extension of President’s rule. Both argued that if the Lok Sabha polls could be held now, so can the Assembly elections.
Zero tolerance to terror: Shah
Shah said that the Centre was closely monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the government was committed to root out terror from J&K. The Home Minister claimed that terror incidents lowest during the President’s Rule.