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BJP’s Bhagat challenges dissolution of J&K assembly in SC

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Srinagar: A dissident BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat has moved Supreme Court to challenge the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik.

A petition titled Gagan Bhagat Ex-MLA Jammu and Kashmir assembly v/s Union of India through secretary, ministry of home affairs, Government of India and state of Jammu and Kashmir through Governor and chief secretary has been filed by Gagan Bhagat in the Supreme Court of India which was formally admitted. The case is likely to come up for hearing next week.

Top sources while disclosing this to Kashmir News Service (KNS) revealed that Gagan Bhagat, a dissident MLA of BJP from Jammu, has moved Supreme Court with a petition challenging the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly prematurely.

When contacted Gagan Bhagat told Kashmir News Service (KNS) on phone from Delhi, “Yes I have challenged the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in the Supreme Court of India and the petition was on Thursday formally admitted by the top court of the country.”

Sources also claimed that Gagan Bhagat is presently drawing close proximity with the top brass of National Conference.

The challenge to dissolution of assembly comes amid reports that election commission is mulling to club J&K assembly elections with the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the country.

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