New Delhi, June 28: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday proposed to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Shah said that due to Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra, the assembly elections in the state could only be held by the end of this year. The Home Minister stated, “In the view of Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra in J&K, preparations are underway to hold Assembly elections by the end of this year.” Jammu And Kashmir Assembly Elections 2019 Could be Held After Ramzan in June.
The decision to propose the extension of President's Rule in the state came a day after Shah visited Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the security situation. During his visit, he met the governor of the state Satya Pal Malik and various officials. Jammu and Kashmir had been under Governor’s rule since June 20, 2018. The government also faced flak for not conduction parliamentary and assembly elections simultaneously.
Amit Shah's Statement in the Lok Sabha:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha: In the view of Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra in J&K, preparations are underway to hold Assembly elections by the end of this year. https://t.co/4YOPPbonZ9
— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2019
Shah also moved the Jammu and Kashmir reservation bill in the lower house of Parliament. Shah said, “This bill is not to please anyone but for those living near the International Border." Meanwhile, the Home Minister assured that the construction of bunkers in border areas would be done within the time limit set by the previous home minister Rajnath Singh.