J&K Assembly polls: EC assesses situation in state

The Election Commission on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for conduct of assembly elections in the state, ravaged by recent floods.

Srinagar: The Election Commission on Wednesday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for conduct of assembly elections in the state, ravaged by recent floods.

Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi was briefed about the devastation wreaked by the flood, the reconstruction and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government and the approximate time for return of normalcy in the Valley, officials said.

On a two-day visit, Zutshi today arrived in Jammu this morning and held a series of meetings with various stakeholders including senior state government officials about the possibility of holding the assembly elections as per schedule later this year, officials said.

Later, the deputy election commissioner arrived in Srinagar, where he held meetings with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Rohit Kansal and Inspector General of Police Abdul Gani Mir, the official said.

The deputy election commissioner will tomorrow meet Chief Secretary M I Khandey, DGP K Rajendra Kumar besides holding a video-conference with the deputy Commissioners of 10 districts of the Valley.

He is also scheduled to meet representatives of various political parties from Kashmir.

The term of the 87-member state J & K Assembly ends on January 19 next year.