J&K: LG Girish Chandra Murmu says Assembly elections to be held soon

Newly-appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu has said that there will be assembly elections in J&K Union Territory soon. The latest statement has come as a relief for the political parties to contest the polls which have been delayed for two years by the election authorities over the law and order situation.

Last month, Murmu took oath as the first lieutenant governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir after it lost its statehood and was spilt into two UTs- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on October 31.