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JK Governor Satya Pal Malik meets Rajnath Singh, discusses panchayat polls

On August 23, replacing N N Vohra, he took oath as the 13th governor of J&K.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 28, 2018 16:02 IST ]
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh and newly appointed Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor Satya Pal Malik met on Tuesday and reportedly discussed the forthcoming election to local bodies in the state.

The state is presently under the governor's rule. Singh and Malik also discussed the prevailing law and order situation in the state.

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A Home Ministry official said, reported PTI, they discussed the forthcoming panchayat elections which are expected to be held later next month.

The panchayat elections will take place to elect 4,130 sarpanch and 29,719 panch.

The last elections were held in 2011.

In 2016, the election to the local bodies was supposed to be held. However, unrest in the valley postponed the same.

On Monday, Malik called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On August 23, replacing N N Vohra, he took oath as the 13th governor of J&K.

It may be recalled that just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP pulled out support from PDP in June this year.

Opposition parties alleged that the move is taken keeping in mind the general elections. 

 

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