Srinagar:Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday, Sajad Lone would have been the chief minister of the state had he listen to New Dehli.

“Had I listened to New Delhi Sajjad Lone would have been the chief minister of the state, however, did not do that because I did not want to be remembered as a dishonest man in the annals of history,” Malik said.

“I didn’t ring up New Delhi to seek their suggestion as maybe they could have told me to allow Sajad Lone to form the government,” he said, adding that he dissolved the assembly as he had ‘apprehensions’ about horse-trading that could have led to killings and chaos in Kashmir.

However, he said that both PDP and Sajjad had ‘no numbers’ to form the government as nobody among them came forward with their numbers.

He added, in case the government could have been formed then they would have deteriorated the situation that has been created in the Valley from past several months.

Stating that there is no possibility of autonomy, freedom or merger with Pakistan in Kashmir, Malik said while addressing students at (PRE- CONVOCATION ACADEMIC CONCLAVE), ITM University.

“Nobody including mainstream political parties, Hurriyat or Pakistan can resolve the Kashmir issue but the Kashmir youth i can resolve it.


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