J&K Assembly elections can be held by year end: Rajnath Singh

Jammu: June 17 (IA Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir can be held by this year end, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Addressing a function here, he said that the delimitation exercise was completed in J&K, recently following which the total number of assembly seats has been increased to 90, with the Jammu division having 43 seats and the Kashmir Valley having 47.

There is a possibility that the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir can be held by this year-end, he said.

The Defence Minister, who is on a two-day visit to J&K, had on Thursday interacted with senior field commanders in addition to visiting forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC).

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