Municipal polls: Chief Electoral Officer to announce poll notification

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Srinagar: The Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir will make an announcement for municipal polls later today.

The CEO is scheduled to address a press conference in a short while in Srinagar.

Sources said that the CEO will likely announce a new schedule for the polls.

Jammu and Kashmir’s largest cadre based political party National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party have already announced the boycott of Panchayat and Local Body polls citing New Delhi’s ambiguity over Article 35-A as the reason.

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee is yet to make any decision over the participation in the elections.

Last week the JKPCC leadership met Governor Satya Pal Mailk in Srinagar and raised their concerns over the polls.