Governor dissolves J&K Legislative Assembly
Srinagar, Nov 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Governor Wednesday evening dropped the curtain on any possibility of government formation in the state by dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly after a day of hectic political developments that saw Sajad Gani Lone of Peoples Conference and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti both staking claim for forming new government.
Hours, or may be only minutes after both Lone and Mehbooba staked claim for government formation in the state claiming support of the required number of legislators, Governor Satya Pal Malik passed an order in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Clause (B) of Sub-section (2) of Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir dissolving the Legislative Assembly.
“By virtue of powers vested upon me in terms of proclamation no. P1/18 of 2018 Dated 20th June, 2018 issued under Sub-section (1) of Section 92 and in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Clause (B) of Sub-section (2) of Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, I hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly,” the order issued by the Governor read.