JKNPP demands dissolution of Assembly

JKNPP demands dissolution of Assembly

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday called for the formal dissolution of the Assembly, saying it has technically ceased to exist as it failed to meet within six months for transacting legislative business.

The assembly is currently under suspended animation after the BJP withdrew its support to the PDP-led coalition government in June.

"Having failed to meet for transacting legislative business during the last six months in terms of the mandate of section 53(1) of the state constitution, the Legislative Assembly has technically ceased to exist," JKNPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh said in a statement here. 

He said the last sitting of the budget session was held on February 12, the next session of the legislature ought to have been convened by August 11. 

He appealed to the Governor to fulfil his constitutional obligation by formally announcing the dissolution of the Assembly. 

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