SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that those who are demanding early assembly elections in the Union territory must cooperate with the delimitation commission to complete the exercise at the earliest.
He said, instead of criticizing the delimitation process and staying away from the exercise, politicians who want early assembly polls must help to complete the exercise. “Once the delimitation exercise ends in J&K, the Election Commission of India will assess the situation and accordingly announce the poll dates,” he said.
Three National Conference MPs, including party president Farooq Abdullah, have desisted from joining the delimitation commission. Besides others, all five MPs of J&K were part of the commission to identified more assembly constituencies.
Asked about the growing incidents of militancy in Srinagar, Sinha said that only two incidents have happened in the city where a module that was involved in the attack on a Dhaba owner was busted and three accused arrested. “In the second incident, two policemen were killed, who were unarmed. I condemn such acts. Let me tell you that militancy won’t be allowed to grow at any cost,” he said.
On PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti advocating dialogue with Pakistan, he said the ministry of external affairs will take care of such things.