SC dismisses PIL challenging dissolution of J&K assembly | KNO

SC dismisses PIL challenging dissolution of J&K assembly | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

New Delhi, December 10 (KNO) :The Supreme Court today declined to interfere with the dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satyapal Malik in mid-November. “We are not inclined,” said the top court, responding to a petition filed by BJP leader Gangan Bhagat, challenging Malik’s decision to dissolve the Assembly. Gangan Bhagat represented the RS Pura constituency of Jammu in the recently dissolved Assembly. In his petition, the BJP leader called the Governor’s decision “arbitrary and illegal” and wanted the court to dismiss it and direct the Malik to hold a floor test. The Governor’s move to dissolve the state assembly came under strong criticism from the BJP. Mr Malik, in a statement, had said that his action was prompted after reports of “extensive horse trading”. He cited multiple reasons including the “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies”(KNO)