JK News Today
Srinagar, September 15:
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra, has announced holding of four phased local bodies elections beginning 08th October 2018 and the last phase would be on 16th Oct. amidst boycott call by two main regional parties — National Conference (NC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The first phase polling will be on 08th Oct., second on 10th Oct. , Third on 13th Oct and fourth on 16th Oct. Counting of votes will be on 20th Oct.
The last local bodies polls in the state were held in 2005 which had become overdue.
The two main regional parties NC and PDP had recently announced boycott of local bodies and Panchayat polls until the “central government makes its stand clear on 35A”