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GoI Eschews Response To Delay In Assembly Polls In J&K

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Srinagar: The Government of India on Wednesday eschewed response to delay in holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Responding to a question by senior congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state, Ghulam Nabi Azad, minister of state in the ministry of Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy said Election Commission of India has not yet fixed the dates.
He responded in affirmative to the question whether it was a fact that on 3rd January this year, the then Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) had stated in the Rajya Sabha that the Central Government was ready to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly along with Lok Sabha Elections, if Election Commission desires so
“The superintendence, direction and control of conducting elections to Parliament and State Legislatures are vested with the Election Commission of India,” Reddy said responding to the question on the reasons for not holding the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections along with Lok Sabha elections and when does Government plan to hold polls.


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