Farooq Abdullah led NC to boycott upcoming local body polls in J&K

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that his party will boycott the upcoming panchayat, municipal and local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir unless the Centre and state authorities clear their stance on Article 35A which bestows special privileges on the residents of J&K, reported Hindustan Times.

Abdullah addressed the media after his party’s meet and declared, “Unless and until the government of India and state government clear their position in the regard and take effective steps for the protection of Article 35A in and outside court, the NC will not participate in the elections.”

NC chief said that in his meeting with the core committee of his party, they had an elaborate discussion on the ongoing condition of the state and especially on Article 35A. He said that if any amendments were made to the article, it will prove unfavourable not only for the state but the whole country.

He added, “The role of central government and present dispensation in the state before the Supreme court is against the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.”

NC MLA from Budgam Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi took to Twitter to announce the party’s decision. He tweeted, “The National Conference will not participate in the Panchayat and ULB elections unless and until the GOI clears its position with regard to Art 35-A. And takes effective steps to safeguard it inside and outside the Courts.”

The apex court had earlier accepted the Centre and state government’s plea to defer hearing petitions against Article 35A. Supreme Court shifted the hearing to January after the panchayat and local body elections will be over in Jammu and Kashmir.

Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta, representing the state government had argued that any discussion on Article 35A at this juncture would lead to a law and order situation in the state which is slated for elections for over 4,500 posts of sarpanch and to 1,145 wards later this year, reported Hindustan Times.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Injured Nadal pulls out of final two Laver Cup matches

Geneva, Sep 22 (IANS) US Open champion and tennis star Rafael Nadal withdrew from his matches at the Laver...

Congress, Rahul ‘playing politics’ on J&K, says Shah (Lead)

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attacked the Congress and its former President Rahul Gandhi in the issue of...

Chinmayanand case: In which both parties are culprits and victims

By Sanjeev Kumar Singh ChauhanShahjahanpur, Sep 22 (IANS) Call it the power of the ubiquitousness of technology. The rape and blackmail of the Shahjahanpur...

Carolina Marin caps comeback from injury with China Open win

Changzhou (China), Sep 22 (IANS) Olympic champion Carolina Marin on Sunday beat Taiwanese former world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying to win a second consecutive...

Modi to address Indian diaspora at ‘Howdy Modi!’

Houston, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday would attend the mega 'Howdy Modi!' event being organised at the NRG stadium here...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This