Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Geetu eulogizes women, children might in nation building | BJP gifted Jammu toll plazas, unemployment, price hike: Congress | LG should merge Dharmarth Trust in SMVDSB: DTEA | People fatigued with BJP rule, yearning for change: Harsh | File latest Status report or Home Secy to appear: DB | Asif Karim of GDC Kalakote participates in tracking expedition | Mushroom Cultivation, Bee keeping pillars of Atma Nirbhar Bharat: VC SKUAST-J | Gulmarg, other upper reaches receive fresh snowfall in Kashmir | DDC election Phase III: High voter turnout trend continues in Jammu division | Kashmir highway closed for repair work; Leh NH, Mughal road open | Jammu Police arrest man with cash before Phase-3 voting of DDC polls | Navin reviews implementation of CSSs in Agri, Horticulture departments | 'Last wish fulfilled': West Pakistan refugees on exercising franchise first time | Phase I to cover all Health workers: Director FWMCH&I | ACB arrests Naib Tehsildar Rawalpora, Srinagar in disproportionate assets case | Div Com reviews progress on tourism sector projects | Modi's Naya Kashmir dares Pakistan! | 211 terrorists killed, 47 arrested in 11 months | Terror Tunnels: Coward Pakistan uses rat-holes to target Jammu | Rise in voters turnout shows attacks cannot derail democracy in J&K: Thakur | JK reports 544 new cases of COVID-19; 12 fresh deaths, total positive cases 112256 | Lt Governor's initiative yields encouraging results: Young leadership will emerge after DDCs elections | DCs asked to prepare district-wise micro-plans by Dec 7 | LG launches 12 online services; e-Book of Transport Department | Gupkar Alliance leaders have now resorted to political comedy: Dr Darakhshan | BJP committed to improve sports infrastructure in J&K: Ravinder Raina | Election Commissioner condemns attack on DDC candidate | Militants attack on DDC poll candidate | In a First Since Independence, Waqf Boards to Come up in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh Soon: Naqvi | Electors come out in large number to elect their representatives | Husband of NC DDC contesting candidate attached for alleged violation of MCC | LG for development of villages to move from “Gram Uday” to “Bharat Uday” | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Kishtwar witnessed massive 71% polling for 2 DDCs, 90% for 3 vacant Panch seats | Cash Depositing Machine of J&K Bank at Gole Market Udhampur develops snag yet again | Unfenced transformer in Rajouri’s Ward No 9 poses danger to locals | Bandipora records highest poll percentage in North Kashmir | Cervical Cancer screening camp organised | Govt pays no heed to pleas of striking 45 KP meritorious job aspirants | 2 drug peddlers held with 95 kg of poppy in Udhampur | Mayor kick starts various development works in Jammu City | BJP not fighting DDC elections on local issues: Aketa alleges | Samvedna organises police public meet | ACR flags off trekking expedition to Sanasar | Akshay Kumar conferred with Ph.D Award in Journalism | DPEO Kathua reviews arrangements for counting of votes | Sujok Therapy Clinic reopens at Exh. Ground | NYK organises fit India Prabhat Pheri | Govt plays conspiracy against Mahajan, Khatri community under new land laws: UDA | HSS hails Govt' decision to extend life of vehicles | Power shut down | Samayik : A Practice of Equality & Balance | Slap on face of Pak stooges | Back Issues  
news details
Watch out for election manifestos of political parties as JK braces up for assembly polls
Previous issues may be relegated to back-burner
11/30/2019 10:57:09 PM
Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
srinagar, Nov 30: After the Lieutenant Governor of union territory of Jammu & Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu recently said that assembly elections would be held soon it remains to be seen as what would be issues that would come up during the election campaign.
As the top notch and middle rung leadership of all the main mainstream political parties is under arrest or house arrest it would be difficult for these people to fight the elections. At the same time it would also be difficult for the political parties to frame election manifesto for the upcoming elections.
Sources told Early Times that there are maximum chances that mainstream political parties may concentrate on few issues for the next assembly elections. They said that leaders of political parties like National Conference (NC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress would make these issues as election planks in run up to next assembly elections.
"Restoration of statehood to Jammu & Kashmir may come up as the most important issue of the election campaign in the union territory. The mainstream political parties would harp on this issue and hope that people would vote for them so that they taste power yet again not in the state but in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir," said sources.
Sources said that leaders of PDP, NC and Congress may also try to fool people of J&K that they would try their best to reverse the clock and do everything that Articles 370 and 35A are restored to Jammu & Kashmir. They said that these leaders fully know that they cannot do this, but still then they would befool masses in this regard.
"In the past restoration of full autonomy and self rule used to be the main points of election manifesto of political parties like NC and PDP. However, this time around there is a chance that these issues would be put to the back-burner with restoration of statehood likely to be main component of election campaign," said sources.
It would be in place to mention here that three former chief ministers of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state are under arrest at different places. While National Conference working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has been lodged at Hari Niwas, Peoples Democratic Party President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been shifted to private accommodation at Maulana Azad Road from Cheshmashahi guest house.
National Conference President, former chief minister and present Lok Sabha member from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah continues to be under arrest at his residence at Gupkar. Dr. Abdullah's residence has been converted into a sub-jail and he has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) for disturbing public order.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center