AAP stages protest, demands early assembly polls in J-K


Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by former minister Harsh Dev Singh on Saturday staged a protest outside the Nirvachan Bhawan headquarters here, demanding early assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

The protesters were carrying placards and raised slogans against the Election Commission, accusing it of working under the tutelage of the BJP and allowing its “proxy rule” to continue in the Union Territory.

“The ECI is holding elections in other states but is silent on the (assembly) polls in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh, who is also the chairman of the party’s State Coordination Committee, told reporters.