x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Injured militant apprehended, another's body found in Anantnag | Anyone Blocking Ambulance On The Road Will Now Be Fined Rs 10,000 Under New Motor Vehicle Act | One killed, two injured in mysterious blast in Kulgam | I-T raids premises of former finance minister’s son | Amit Shah visits martyr Arshad Khan's family in Kashmir, asserts the nation is proud of him | As BDO Bhalwal, ACD Jammu made payments on fake bills | Privileged Kashmir: Free DTH set-top boxes, additional 25 MBBS seats | Ticketing scam surfaces in Kokernag MC | Er Rashid 'flees' from Kashmir University, video goes viral | KCS mains left out students smell rat in selection | Karra rejects Mehooba's proposal to rejoin PDP | On Emergency anniversary, JKP creates 'emergency' in Kashmir | Give and take mechanism ruining J&K: Munish to people | | Chief guest catches police on wrong foot | Votes from Jammu-Ladakh, talks with Kashmir | BJP cheated people on name of development: Ekta Vihar residents tell Munish | Shah reviews security situation in J-K on his maiden official visit | Dwivedi reviews functioning of DIPR Jammu | Traders Federation demands enquiry against Tax deptt official | Electricity supply lines on wooden poles in Doda | Udhampur villagers dismayed with PMGSY work | JKIM stages protest against Health Deptt at Poonch | International Day for fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking" observed | Sports Council is making mockery of "Khelo India" slogan at Udhampur: UTTA | DM Srinagar directs schools for strict adherence to bus safety rules | DC Jammu chairs Rogi Kalyan Samiti meeting at Government district hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu | Amit takes additional charge of JKRSC at Pahalgam | Annual Baba Chamliyal Mela tomorrow, ceremonial BSF-Pak Rangers meet unlikely | AGH militant killed in Tral gunfight | DC Udhampur emphasise public to utilise benefits of 'Cancer Treatment and Management Fund for Poor' | Stone pelting incidents declined in Kashmir: MoS for Home Affairs | Hirdesh takes on-spot review of flagship schemes in rural areas | Uproot graft at top level, Shah tells J&K babus | Sanitation, drainage biggest problem in Mattoo, Friends Colony | Heaps of horse dung greet tourists at Yusmarg | Ring Road project on agenda HM; New Highway safe for forces movement | Illegal petrol pump comes up in Central Kashmir's Budgam district | Use of polythene continues unabated across state | `No demarcation of land carried out during inspection' | Stinking Mubarak Mandi complex reflects official neglect | Mirwaiz welcomes dialogue, JKLF opposes, Geelani keeps mum | SOG Jammu recovered 400 kg of Poppy Straw | A first in 3 decades: No hartal, no shutdown call in J&K during Home Minister's visit | Ajaz Jan tours Loran, asks authorities to review decision of wild life notification | PDD linemen on duty assaulted | Heat wave prevails in Jammu | Exchange Of fire In Anantanag village, reportedly militant gunned down | BSNL to provide pre-loaded SIM to Amarnath pilgrims | Two drug peddlers held in Ramban | Pregnant woman dies due to 'medical negligence' in Anantnag, inquiry ordered | Power supply to Harni village snapped, people in distress | Injustice to Jammu & Strategic naivety in Kashmir? | Forest Fire Management | Congress begging NC for alliance PDP jumps in | Back Issues  
 
news details
J&K Assembly polls likely in Nov
Security concerns, ground preparations cited as reasons for delay
5/9/2019 12:03:36 AM
Early Times Report
Jammu, May 8: Chances are high that the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in November this year and the new government is likely to be formed in January next year.
Sources privy to this development told Early Times on Wednesday that there were suggestions from various political circles that the Assembly polls should be held soon after the conclusion of Lok Sabha elections in May this year. However, the government is of the opinion that holding state polls in November will be practical and secure to a large extent.
Officials believe that if polls are held during winters, it will help the security grid to do ground work more comprehensively to avoid any trouble. Also, the recent incidents of killing of political workers in South Kashmir is leaving the security grid with no option but to overhaul the existing security norms.
As per the reports, the announcement of holding of state elections will be made after the results of parliament elections on May 23 this year, and the new government in place will take final call over the suggestions put forth by the experts in this regard.
On January 3 this year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Modi government was considering to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Lok Sabha. However, the proposal could not materialise due to various reasons.
After 1996, it was for the first time the Central rule was imposed in the militancy-hit state. Governor's rule was imposed in the state on June 19 last year when the BJP withdrew its support from the PDP and toppled the government.
There were speculations that the two parties were trying hard to stitch the common ground together and form the government again. Also, there were reports that the rebel group led by the PDP leader Imran Ansari was preparing for a major coup and would form the government in the state.
However, these speculations were put to rest by the Governor when he dissolved the state legislative assembly amid the much political chaos. What remains to be seen is whether the Election Commission will give go ahead with the idea of holding the polls in November.
The Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had earlier said that the government would focus on ensuring that Panchayat polls are held peacefully and successfully in the state. The Governor had hinted at how these polls would act as a drill for the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "Once these are done peacefully, we will look at fresh elections as soon as possible," Governor had said.
He added that the government doesn't want to cobble together a government through any underhand means. "After the ongoing elections, we will start looking at holding fresh elections for the J&K assembly. There is no plan to form a government by engineering defections," Governor Malik had said last year.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU