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J&K Governor justifies decision to dissolve assembly citing 'extensive horse-trading' of MLAs

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state assembly on Wednesday evening after rival claims to form a government from former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and People's Conference leader Sajad Lone, who is backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The state has been under Governor's Rule since June, when the BJP ended its ruling alliance with Ms Mufti.

Nov 23, 2018, 11:10 AM IST