Panchayat and Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir’s are likely to follow the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, media reports said. The tenure of nearly 4,900 village panchayats concluded on Tuesday, leaving rural areas without elected grassroots representatives.
However, the District Development Councils, established through direct elections in 2020, remain active
As for the Assembly elections, the Supreme Court’s deadline of September 2024 has added a timeline to this process. Logistical and security assessments for these elections are expected during the Election Commission’s visit to the region as part of its Lok Sabha polls review.
In parallel, the State Election Commission has announced a special summary revision of electoral rolls for Panchayat elections to include newly eligible voters and rectify existing details. The final electoral rolls for panchayats are slated for publication on February 26.