Hold elections to J&K Assembly: CPI-M

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday urged the Election Commission to hold elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly along with the Lok Sabha polls.

“It is perplexing how the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is good for the conduct of the Lok Sabha elections and not for the Assembly elections which are also due,” it said in a statement.

Currently, Jammu and Kashmir is under central rule as its Assembly is dissolved.

The CPI-M pointed out that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured the people of the state that Assembly elections would also be held.

All the non-BJP political parties in the state had sought simultaneous elections.

“The Election Commission should seriously consider this issue and announce the schedule for the Assembly election simultaneously,” the CPI-M said.