Mehbooba Mufti: Heard no news about elections in J-K

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Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said that her party has not been informed about anything regarding assembly elections in the erstwhile state.

As per a local news agency, Mufti, the president of People’s Democratic Party, commented on Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks about conducting elections in J-K, saying, “Amid keeping J-K’s everything on sale, the news about the elections has not been heard by us.” She further added that the BJP has “stymied the opposition political parties’ activities and has put an end to a political process”.

In March 2022, Shah had said that the assembly elections in J-K will be held after the delimitation exercise is completed. “Panchayat elections have been held, without any violence. Zilla panchayat elections are over. Delimitation is on the verge of completion,” he had said. “I would like to say this once again, that once delimitation is completed we will hold elections after consultation with political parties.”

The delimitation exercise, made mandatory under J-K Reorganisation Act 2019, is being carried out by the J-K Delimitation Committee. The final report of the Committee will be released on 11 May.

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