More than week after the dissolution of the state assembly by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, former BJP MLA Dr Gagan Bhagat has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court to know the “virtue” behind the dissolution of the state assembly, on Thursday.
Official sources said that on November 29, 2018 with Dairy No. 44788 of 2018, Bhagat has challenged the order of Governor, by virtue of which the State Legislative Assembly was dissolved.
The state assembly was dissolved after both Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference leader Sajad Lone and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti staked claim to form government in the state.
The order issued by Governor Malik came after both Mehbooba Mufti staked a claim for the formation of the government in alliance with congress with outside support from National Conference, taking their collective total to 56, followed by people’s Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone’s claim that he has the support of 26 BJP legislators and 18 others, which would cross the majority mark of 44.