Mehbooba Mufti : Will go to people’s court against assembly’s dissolution

Srinagar, Nov 26 2018

Former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said she will go to “people’s court” against Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision to dissolve the state Assembly instead of allowing her to prove majority in the Assembly.

“Some sincere suggestions from well wishers for me to go to court against Governor’s dissolution of assembly. PDP, NC, INC had come together to safeguard state interests. It is my considered opinion that we must go to people’s court which is superior to any other forum,” Mehbooba wrote on twitter on Monday.

Governor Satya Pal Malik on November 21, this year, dissolved the State Assembly, as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples Conference (PC) separately staked claim to form a government after day-long political drama.

Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, in the letter, claimed that she had the support of 15 MLAs from National Conference and 12 MLAs of the Congress, in addition to her 29 MLAs, putting the total number at 56. The Assembly has 87 members and any party would require 44 MLAs’ support to form a government.

Various political groups in the country and in the state have already been suggesting to the PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to move court against Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision. Various political parties accused that Governor’s decision to dissolve assembly was taken on Centre’s instructions and was undemocratic and unconstitutional.