Jammu & Kashmir

NC delegation meets J-K Guv

Jammu, Dec 8: A senior National Conference leader Saturday expressed satisfaction over the assurance of Governor Satya Pal Malik against any attempt of “trampling with basic constitutional” framework of Jammu and Kashmir and other issues involving legalities like rotation of reserved seats and resettlement laws pending in the apex court.

“The Governor has assured that his administration will focus on governance and leave legal and constitutional matters to the elected government, NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana told reporters here after a 12-member party delegation met Malik here.

He said the delegation invited the attention of the Governor to media reports about the BJP’s “overt and covert machinations” in getting eight assembly seats of Kishtwar, Bishnah, Billawar, Nagrota, Vijaypur, Akhnoor and Ramnagar rotated.

He said desperate BJP is showing signs and symptoms of defeat by resorting to behind the curtain conspiracies in the mistaken belief of manipulating the institution of the Governor and his inherent legislative powers in the wake of dissolution of Legislative Assembly.

The attempts to get the course of constitutional framework changed will boomerang on the BJP, he warned.

On the issue of delimitation especially rotation of reserved category seats, Rana said the legislative assembly has passed with two third majority against any delimitation till 2026.

On the issue of the state government’s reported response to resettlement laws in the Supreme Court and other legal matters, he said we have been assured by the Governor that these issues would be addressed to by the elected government.

PTI

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