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Jammu, Jan 13 (UNI) Expressing no faith in the Congress-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP today demanded that the assembly elections later this year be held under Governor's rule.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP state unit president Ashok Khajuria alleged, ''The recently held Poonch bypolls have proved that Congress can cross any limit to gain power in the state. Rigging and misuse of government machinery during assembly elections cannot be ruled out, as the same has been done by the ruling Congress in the Poonch by-elections.'' ''For fair assembly elections, it should be held under Governor's rule,'' Mr Khajuria told reporters.

He said coalition partners Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had failed on all fronts in the state.

''The claims of corruption free administration by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, have been proved futile. The recent disclosure of an MLA in the House that he had to pay a big amount to a Minister to get his work done, speaks volume of corruption free system in Jammu and Kashmir.'' However, besides the Congress and the PDP, the mainstream opposition National Conference is ''Valley-centric'' and it has been established when they opposed constitution of De-limitation Commission in the state, Mr Khajuria added.


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