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J&K Budget session called off

The Mufti Sayeed government had decided to hold sitting of both the Houses of State Legislature in mid-January so as to present its maiden budget two and a half months before the end of current financial year.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: January 15, 2016 8:50:09 pm
jk-assembly_759 The Mufti Sayeed government had decided to hold sitting of both the Houses of State Legislature in mid-January so as to present its maiden budget two and a half months before the end of current financial year. (Source: File photo)

The budget session of both the Houses of State Legislature got cancelled on Friday as Jammu Kashmir Governor N N Vohra rescinded his earlier order summoning both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council in Jammu on January 18.

Disclosing this, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said that this has been necessitated as the Legislative Assembly has been kept under suspended animation after the imposition of Governor’s rule in the state with effect from January 8.

The Mufti Sayeed government had decided to hold sitting of both the Houses of State Legislature in mid-January so as to present its maiden budget two and a half months before the end of current financial year. This, it had claimed, was being done to fix its priorities before the finalization of its annual plan for the coming financial year.

However, after the death of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed on January 7, Governor’s rule was imposed in the state as none of the coalition partners – PDP and BJP, responded to Governor’s letters about their plan on government formation in the state.

In an indication of Governor’s rule likely to continue in the state for some more time, the Governor has withdrawn the personal staff deployed with former ministers and delegated powers of ministers in respect to development and administrative works to the Chief Secretary and administrative secretaries.

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