New Delhi to call ‘crucial’ meeting to clear formalities for IIOJK assembly polls


Jammu, July 13 (KMS): The Election Commission of India is likely to call a “crucial meeting” on Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir soon, to “clear the formalities” for the holding of much-awaited Assembly elections in the occupied territory.

The meeting is expected, in less than a month, with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh saying there was a “strong possibility” of starting the electoral process by “the end of this year”, a Jammu based media report said.

The report said the Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey and other members of the apex body on polls “will discuss the electoral roll revision and compilation of the draft rolls, something which has become crucial in the wake of redrawn assembly constituencies.”

“Several issues with regard to the revision of the rolls have to be discussed threadbare and it will be a major step towards the Assembly elections,” said a source to media in the knowhow of the matter.

“This meeting is needed to clear formality for the holding of elections because the paperwork needs to be completed on all fronts,” said the report.

The BJP government’s Delimitation Commission has already done work as per BJP-RSS agendas and divided constituencies for its own benefit to get vote in BJP’s favor.

During two-day visit to Kashmir in June, the Indian Defence Minister had hinted at possibility of the elections being held by this year end.

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