JKNPP petitions Governor to cancel Assembly Elections
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Friday demanded Governor N N Vohra to cancel the recently-held Assembly elections in the state, claiming that the polls were held in violation of a Supreme Court judgment.
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Friday demanded Governor N N Vohra to cancel the recently-held Assembly elections in the state, claiming that the polls were held in violation of a Supreme Court judgment.
"It would be in the best interest of the state that the Governor may please recommend the cancellation of the recently-held assembly elections in the state. We have moved a petition to him in this regard," JKNPP Chief Bhim Singh told reporters here today.
Singh alleged that the elections in the state were held in violation of the Supreme Court judgment of October 8, 2013.
"The apex court, in its judgment, had directed the Union government and the Election Commission of India to hold the elections by providing paper trail facilities in the EVMs to be used for poll," he said.
"We have urged the Governor to invoke Section 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir constitution as the situation has arisen in which the government in the state cannot be constituted in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of the state," he said.
Singh alleged that in absence of a proper functional government, anarchy, violence, disorder, horse-trading, political blackmailing and instability was prevalent in the state.
"The Governor must take a decision in the matter and recommend fresh polls in the state to save Jammu and Kashmir from further trouble," he said.