There has been demand for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir since BJP pulled its support from the coalition government led by Mehbooba Mufti.
The government has so far said that they will hold the elections at an appropriate time and have also promised that statehood would be restored to Jammu and Kashmir when the situation would be normal.
Without going into the discussion of what the central government means by such utterances, is the allegation of mainstream political parties having any merit when they say that by delaying the elections the central government is pushing an undemocratic model in the grass roots of governance.
Why the central government is not interested in holding elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir after dividing the erstwhile state into UT’s of Ladakh and J&K.
The Union Territory of Ladakh has been carved out without any legislature, but the people of Ladakh are now demanding assembly and some assurances from the central government for preserving their identity and giving some laws which could be equal to article 370.
The central government has not so far made it clear why they are delaying the elections in Jammu and Kashmir though they have many reasons to justify the delay.