The Government of India will implement the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, on the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The GoI chose the 31st of October for bringing the Bill into effect as it is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India and the former Home Minister of India. Another reason is his contribution in bringing the Nation together as one, after the Independence.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Jammu and Kashmir will be divided into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The announcement of the implementation date came after Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, gave his assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019.
The Home Ministry of India released a notification which read, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019), the Central Government hereby appoints the 31st day of October 2019, as the appointed day for the purpose of the said Act.”
After the implementation of the Bill, Jammu and Kashmir will have a Lieutenant Governor and an assembly of 107 Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs.) Later, the number of MLAs would be increased to 114.
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