JAMMU, Nov 30: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said that only Parliament can restore the statehood of the Union Territory (UT).
Sinha also hinted that the Assembly polls will be held in Jammu and Kashmir once the ongoing delimitation process concludes.
“Only Parliament can restore statehood. Both the prime minister and the home minister have spoken on this issue in detail in Parliament and to the country,” Sinha said on the sidelines of his interaction with industry, organised by the Jammu and Kashmir’s department of industries and commerce in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Kolkata.
“They (prime minister and home minister) have clearly stated that after the delimitation process concludes, polls will be held and statehood will be restored,” he said.