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J&K municipal elections and panchayat polls will not be deferred, says state secretary

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Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Wednesday refuted the reports of deferment of Jammu and Kashmir panchayat and municipal polls in the state.

Maintaining that the polls will be held as per schedule, the chief secretary said: “There will be no change in the date of [municipal and panchayat] polls.”

Subrahmanyam was addressing a function at SKICC in Srinagar. “There are multiple views going on. We have decided they are going on as per schedule. There will be no change in dates, there will no change in schedule. Three weeks from now we will have urban body elections. First week of November we will have panchayat elections,” said Subrahmanyam.