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Jammu and Kashmir Assembly dissolved with immediate effect

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today said that the decision to dissolve the state assembly was taken, following reports of horse trading for government formation.

The governor had cited four main reasons for dissolving the assembly with immediate effect.

These included “extensive horse-trading and possible exchange of money”, “impossibility” of forming a stable government by parties with “opposing political ideologies” and “serious doubts” about the longevity of any such arrangement.

He also highlighted “fragile security scenario” and the need for “a supportive environment” for security forces.

The governor also called for fresh elections in the state.BJP has welcomed Governor’s decision to dissolve Jammu Kashmir Assembly.

Party said that dissolution of the house was the best available option before the Governor.Earlier on Wednesday, Jammu & Kashmir witnessed hectic political activities with counter claims of forming goverment.

 PC MLA Sajjad Lone staked claim to form govt claiming the support of BJP and 18 other MLAs. Lone had written to Governor Satyapal Malik formally staking the claim.

PDP also claimed that an alternative front comprising of PDP-Congress and National Conference has emerged.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also wrote to Governor seeking time to meet him to stake claim to form the government.

Contradicting PDP’s claim, senior congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said his party was not joining any coalition.

National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah also tweeted that his party has been pressing for assembly dissolution for several months.

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