President’s rule for 6 more months in J&K

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: June 29, 2019 15:34 IST
President’s rule for 6 more months in J&K

The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months, beginning July 3.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that the Centre was ready to hold Assembly polls in the state as and when the Election Commission (EC) decides.
Shah said that Assembly elections in the state, which is under President’ Rule since December last year following six months of Governor’s Rule since June 2018, were not held simultaneously along with the recent Lok Sabha polls because it was not possible to ensure security of all the candidates who were expected to participate in the democratic exercise.