A Supreme Court bench said that the plea of Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference will be placed before the court of Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Friday itself.  

The bench of CJI is hearing another matter related to the rehabilitation work and hence this case be also sent before that court.

Massive rehabilitation work is underway in Jammu and Kashmir following the devastating floods which killed more than 250 people and left lakhs homeless.

Recently, the Supreme Court has favoured relaxation of model code of conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work following devastation by floods recently.

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu asked the Election Commission to respond to the issues and questioned why political parties did not approach the Commission for postponement of elections in view of prevailing situation when life has allegedly not come to normal.

"Notification has been issued and now hands are tied. All parties should have approached the Election Commission asking for postponement of elections. You could have said that people are still suffering and elections be postponed," the bench observed.

"We would ask Election Commission to allow distribution of materials by relaxing model code of conduct," the bench said.

The Apex Court had on September 24 appointed a five-member committee headed by Senior Registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to ascertain the ground situation of the flood-affected state.

Jammu and Kashmir will go to the polls in five phases starting from November 25 with the last phase being held on December 20. The counting will take place three days later.

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