An elected government in Jammu and Kashmir could be in place soon if one looks at the comments made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Answering a query in Lok Sabha, Singh has said the government will have no objection in holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with general elections slated later this year if the Election Commission so desired.
Singh was reportedly replying to the debate on the statutory resolution on imposition of President’s rule in the state, Singh said the Centre would provide whatever security forces the Election Commission wanted for holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The resolution was passed by a voice vote.
The state Assembly was kept under suspended animation under the Governor’s rule after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and withdrew its support to her government.
It is third time that the state has come under President’s rule since Independence.
All the regional parties in the state as well as the Congress have been calling for Assembly elections “at the earliest”.