JAMMU, April 10 : Jammu and Kashmir will have full budget session of the Legislature lasting 30 to 35 days starting May end in Srinagar, the summer capital of the State. This will be for the first time since 1996 when the Legislature was revived after six years long President’s rule in the State due to militancy that no Assembly session will be held in Jammu during six months of the capital, which starts from first week of October and lasts till April end.
This will also be for the first time during past seven years that budget session of the Legislature will be held in Srinagar. It had happened last time in 2009.
A decision to hold budget session of the Legislature in Srinagar from the end of May has been taken keeping in view very short duration of the Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Government left here after revival of PDP-BJP coalition Government on April 4 as well as the Assembly, which had been revived after being kept under suspended animation for about 86 days due to imposition of Governor’s rule in the State due to death of then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.