After 27 years J&K will have no representation in Rajya Sabha
During current budget session term of 4 Rajya Sabha members from J&K will expire
Srinagar: With the expiration of the term of four members from Jammu and Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha during the current budget session, J&K will have no representation in the Rajya Sabha after 27 years.
Quoting sources, news agency KNS reported that the term of 4 Rajya Sabha members belonging to Jammu and Kashmir is coming to an end during the current budget session and the appointment of new members is done only by voting of Assembly members.
In Kashmir, the Assembly has been dissolved and no notification has been issued by the Central government regarding holding of Assembly elections.
Political observers believe that after the expiration of the term of Rajya Sabha members, representation of Jammu and Kashmir in the upper house will end.
According to experts, such a situation will occur after 27 years when Jammu and Kashmir will not be represented in the Rajya Sabha and in this regard it will be inevitable for the Central government to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Previously also, with the inception of militancy here in 1989, Jammu and Kashmir remained under the central rule, and was not represented in Parliament from April 1994 to October 1996. Today, once again after 27 years, the similar situation has arisen. The term of two Rajya Sabha MPs — Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress and Fayyaz Ahmed Mir of PDP ends on February 10, 2021 and that of Nazir Ahmed Laway of PDP and Shamshir Singh Manhas of BJP is coming to an end on February 15, 2021.