‘Consultations going on to amend entire election process: Kiren Rjiju


Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju Sunday said that there will be some amendments in the entire election process.

“We are looking towards making certain amendments in the entire election process but I can’t keep any commitment because it’s a consultation process that is going on,” the law Minister told reporters after inaugurating District Court Complex and District Aid Legal Council in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Kiren Rijiju declined to give an appropriate date for elections in Jammu and Kashmir, however, as per news agency Kashmir News Trust he maintained that elections will be held at an appropriate time.

He said that the Government of India is in a process of defining what ‘fake news’ is all about and deliberations in this regard are going on.

“The definition of fake news, false news, misrepresentation, these are important things which require lots of deliberation and we are doing it,” he said.

When asked National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah has appealed to all opposition parties to get united to defeat BJP in the next elections, Kiren Rijiju who is a native of Arunachal Pradesh said that all this shows that BJP is a strong party.

When asked about the conditional passport issued to Iltija Mufti – the daughter of Mehbooba Mufti, Kiren Rijiju said that he is a Law Minister and doesn’t issue passports. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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