CEC: Jammu and Kashmir assembly election process will start soon

Jammu: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar on Saturday said that the Election Commission will soon start the process of conducting assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to media persons after casting his vote during the sixth phase of voting in the national capital, he said, “The turnout in the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir has been encouraging. They deserve their own government and we will soon start the process of holding assembly elections.
While announcing the schedule of Lok Sabha elections on March 16, Rajiv Kumar had said that due to security reasons, assembly elections in the Union Territory cannot be held along with the Lok Sabha elections. Rajeev Kumar had said, “The Election Commission is committed to holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir immediately after the Lok Sabha elections.”
The assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will strengthen the government’s position on the global stage, especially amid Western criticism of the government over growing gaps in the democratic process. This would allow Prime Minister Modi to position himself as a champion of democracy and his re-election after the Lok Sabha elections could set the stage for taking bold steps like resuming talks and trade with Pakistan.
In a recent interview, talking about the opposition’s “strategy” against him, the Prime Minister had said that the idea was to “humiliate India globally and prevent Modi’s victory because if Modi wins, He will become the most senior among all elected governments.” the world, among all true democratic governments”.

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