SRINAGAR: With the Election Commission revising the date of publication of the final electoral rolls to November 25 from October 31, the elections for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly are unlikely in 2022.
Earlier, the Election Commission had announced its publication by October 31, but the revised schedule of special summary revision says that the rolls will be published on September 15, and the final rolls published on November 25.
The commission has said that disposal of claims will be made by November 10, checking of health parameters and obtaining the commission’s permission for final publication and updating database and printing of supplements will be completed by November 19.
In most of Kashmir and parts of Jammu, November is winter and there is very limited possibility of an election after November 25. Jammu and Kashmir is without an assembly since November 2018.