Soz tells PDP to challenge Assembly dissolution in SC
Srinagar: Senior Congress leader and former union minister, Prof. Saifuddin Soz on Saturday asked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to knock the door of Supreme Court (SC) and challenge the dissolution of State Legislative Assembly.
“What happened to the mandate for constituting a popular government in Jammu and Kashmir State, the other day, could easily be contested in the Supreme Court, provided PDP is ready to lodge a petition,” Soz said in a statement.
He said that the people must recall that after imposing the President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh on 13 July 2016 and Uttrakhand on Mar 27, 2016, invoking Article 356, Congress party went to the Supreme Court which nullified the hurriedly taken decisions of the Governors!
“Governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision of dissolving Assembly was illegal and unconstitutional; it can easily be challenged in Supreme Court of India,” he said.
“It would be a win situation for the PDP, who should see a reason to go to Supreme Court of India, very immediately. I have a feeling that all Mainstream Parties in the state and the general run of India’s Civil Society will support the decision of the PDP,” he said. KNS