Sources claimed that the crucial assembly election to the J&K Assembly may be held between June 5 and 30 in 6 to 8 phases. Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir may be held after the Holy month of Ramzan and a little before the annual Amarnath Yatra, highly-placed sources said on Saturday. EC is bound to hold fresh polls in the state within a six-month period, which will end in May.
A day earlier - on Friday - representatives of various political parties had met the three-member team of special observers, appointed by the Election Commission (EC), and pressed for holding the assembly election and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously in Jammu and Kashmir.
However, the leaders from the National Conference and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) did not meet the poll panel observers, saying they had nothing more to add to the demand for simultaneous polls.
The three observers - Noor Mohammad, Vinod Zutshi and A S Gill – were recently appointed by the poll panel to suggest when assembly elections can be held in the northern state.
The three-member team had arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit on Thursday to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on a real-time basis to enable the EC to take a call on holding the state assembly elections.