Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolves J&K assembly

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday dissolved the state Assembly as both PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone staked claim to form the government.

The development came minutes after former CM Mehbooba Mufti wrote a letter staking claim to form the government with an alliance with the Congress and National Conference (NC). The tweeted the letter saying that the letter was not received at the Raj Bhawan.

“Have been trying to send this letter to Rajbhavan. Strangely the fax is not received. Tried to contact HE Governor on phone. Not available. Hope you see it @jandkgovernor,” she wrote.

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In another tweet, she added, “Sending the letter also by mail.”

Mufti, whose party has 29 MLAs, has written to Governor S P Malik claiming support of 15 MLAs of NC and 12 of Congress in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly.

 

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