Retreating demand of immediate dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, the activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panther Party (JKNPP) on Thursday held protest here at Exhibition Ground.
Raising slogans, the protesters urged upon the Governor to immediately dissolve the State Assembly and pave way for the fresh elections in the larger interest of the democracy.The protest was led by JKNPP chairman, Harsh Dev Singh.
Speaking to the media persons, Dev said that all the major political parties including the Congress, BJP, PDP and National Conference had conveyed their inability to form the popular government in the State due to lack of numerical strength.
He said, “No plausible combination of political parties or alliance could come forth to claim the magic figure of 45 required for absolute majority. As such, the Governor should act in conformity with the Parliamentary precedents and the mandate of constitution by immediately recommending the dissolution of the Assembly to pave way for the fresh elections”.
Alleging BJP of having a reputation of forging dirty alliances by offering enticements and other unethical means, Harsh said that the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was being kept under prolonged suspended animation at the behest of Government of India for its vested political interests. He further reckoned that in the prevalent situation of political uncertainty, the grant of all perks, amenities, emoluments and CDF to members of suspended Assembly whose rights and privileges stood suspended during the period defied all logic and rationale.
Singh asked the Governor to immediately dissolve the Assembly to pave way for the fresh elections.
Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Partap Singh, Rajiv Mahajan, Dr Ripu Daman, Khajoor Singh, Nirmal Kishore, Rampaul Sharma, Rashpaul Singh, Udhayveer Singh, Bachan Dass, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Bhanu Partap Singh, Rohit Sharma, Sahil Sharma, Joginder Singh, Naresh Kumar and Jeevan Sharma were also present on the occasion.