Situation Conducive For Polls: Election Commission Observers  

NEW DELHI — The three observers appointed by the Election Commission regarding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir have conveyed to the poll panel that the situation was conducive for elections immediately after Lok Sabha polls in the state, a media report said on Tuesday.

In a meeting with ECI on April 26, they proposed that elections be held in J&K between September-October, along with polls in Haryana and Maharashtra. The Government has also proposed a November election for the state.

“The security arrangements and government forces will have to be mobilised for Amarnath yatra at least two weeks before the yatra. There is always a high threat alert for the yatra and arrangements will have to be put in place well in advance,” a home ministry official said, according to Economic Times.

The special observers — Noor Mohammad, Vinod Zutshi and AS Gill — submitted their report to the Election Commission on April 15. The Observers have pointed out in their report that there is a good possibility to hold assembly elections in the state soon after Lok Sabha polls are completed on May 19 as the key concern on availability of government forces can be easily addressed by then. 


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