Home minister Amit Shah’s argument for extending President Rule in J&K ‘unacceptable’: Omar Abdullah

National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Friday said Union Home Minister Amit Shahs argument justifying the use of Article 356 of the Constitution to extend Presidents Rule in Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable. His remarks came after Shah moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend Presidents Rule in the state for another six months with effect from July 3. Later, replying to a debate in the House over the resolution, the minister hit out at the Congress, saying so far Article 356 (Presidents Rule) has been imposed 132 times of which the opposition party used it 93 times to dismiss state governments. So the Home Ministers argument is that because the Congress has used Article 356 more times than anyone else the Modi government is justified in denying the people of JK an elected government. Thats an unacceptable argument, Abdullah wrote on Twitter. So the Home Minister That Early this month, the Election Commission said it will announce the schedule of assembly polls in the state after the Amarnath Yatra concludes. The pilgrimage, which will begin on July 1, will conclude on August 15.


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