‘Assembly Polls In The Union Territory Of J&K To Be Held Soon’, Says Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra MurmuJ&K LG GC Murmu (Pic Via Twitter)

Newly-appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday (14 November) said that assembly elections in the Union Territory would be held soon.

He was speaking at the Attestation-cum-Passing out Parade of the 14th BRTC batch of Constables held in Reasi district.

The statement by Murmu, who took over on 31 October as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory, will come as a relief to political parties.

Assembly polls in Kashmir were delayed due to the law and order situation.

Jammu and Kashmir was formally bifurcated into two Union Territories - J&K and Ladakh - on 31 October, following revocation of special status to the erstwhile state on 5 August.

While the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislative assembly, the UT of Ladakh will not have a legislature.

Earlier in October, Block Development Council (BDC) polls held in J&K saw a 98.3 per cent voter turnout.

The polls to elect chairpersons of BDCs were held in 310 blocks in the state and 1,092 candidates were in the fray, of whom 27 were elected unopposed.

(With inputs from IANS)

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