May 2019 News

If ECI Further Delays Assembly Elections, We Will Go To Supreme Court: NC

16 May 2019
Kashmir News Service
Waseem Ramzan

Srinagar: National Conference said that it will move to Supreme Court if Election Commission of India further delays holding of assembly elections in the state. National Conference Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said that delaying parliamentary elections is unfortunate. 'If ECI further delays assembly elections, we will go to Supreme Court,' Wani told KNS. BJP senior leader Ashok Koul had said that assembly elections should be held in the state in November because Gujjar and Bakerwals are migrating to Kashmir and can't vote. State Congress president G A Mir said that people are suffering because of lack of elected government. 'BJP thinks delaying elections will benefit them. When Gujjar and Bakerwals were in Jammu there was no problem in holding parliamentary elections. Now, they are in Kashmir, for BJP assembly elections can't he held. What kind of logic is it?' Mir told Kashmir News Service (KNS). The ECI has not yet taken any decision about conducting assembly elections in the state. Regional political parties and senior political leaders have sought holding of assembly elections in the state, citing governor rule deprives the people of basis governance.