Congress meets Governor, seeks govt’s dismissal

A delegation of the Congress party in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday called on Governor N.
Congress meets Governor, seeks govt’s dismissal
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A delegation of the Congress party in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday called on Governor N.N. Vohra and sought dismissal of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state. Pradesh Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir led the delegation in Jammu seeking imposition of governor's rule in the state.

The delegation presented a memorandum to Vohra asking him to exercise his constitutional powers to dismiss the state government.

"We told the Governor that the administrative breakdown in the state has been proved beyond any doubt by the failure of the government," Mir said. 

The senior Congress said that the Mehbooba Mufti-led government has lost the "constitutional and moral right to continue in office."

The delegation apprised the Governor of the "worsening situation" which it said "is evident from the large scale violence and the lowest ever poll percentage."

"We also complained about the alleged partisan role of the present dispensation in the conduct of elections and there is large scale resentment against the present ruling coalition," they said. 

"The Election Commission's decision to hold the elections is always based on the inputs of the State and centre governments over the overall atmosphere and adequacy of security measures, especially in the state like Jammu and Kashmir," reads the memorandum.

"The EC has ordered re-poll  for 38 booths in Srinagar today but has postponed  Anantnag  elections to May 25, without any road map on smooth conduct of the elections," it added.

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