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Local Body, Panchayat Polls on Track: J&K Official

Local Body, Panchayat Polls on Track: J&K Official

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2018 5:57 AM GMT

Srinagar: Despite the decision by two major political parties to boycott the impending municipal and Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Monday that the elections would be held as per schedule. The announcement came hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would stay away from these polls as the situation was far from conducive to holding such an exercise. Earlier, the National Conference had announced a boycott of these elections unless the Centre clarified that it would protect Articles 35-A and 370, which guarantee special status to the state. “Panchayat polls are on, urban local bodies polls are also on. A decision was a taken in July. Voter list drafts have been printed and finalized. (IANS)

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