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Amit Shah passes resolution in Rajya Sabha to extend president rule in J&K

Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha on Monday to extend President’s rule which ends tomorrow under article 356 in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months from July 3, 2019. He said, ” President’s rule” is important to maintain law and order in the state.”

The Samajwadi Party has announced its support for the resolution. Trinamool Congress (TMC) also supported this resolution by saying it would support the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill and the extension of president’s rule.

While Congress opposed it. “Do not make excuses for not holding assembly polls like Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra,” Congress Himachal Pradesh MP Viplove Thakur said.

Amit Shah said he hoped the upper house would understand the current state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir and vote in favor of the bill. He also added that it is not possible to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir now, and even the Election Commission has decided to hold the elections by the end of the year. He added that during these months, the elections have not been held in the state for several decades.