Jammu, Nov 22 : Asserting that he chose the ‘mubarak din’ of Eid to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday said that the decision has been taken in the interest of the state.
“I have no personal interest but the decision of dissolving Legislative Assembly was taken in the ambit of state constitution in the interest of the people and the state,” Mr Malik here told reporters at a press conference at the Raj Bhawan, a day after dissolving the Assembly.
Rejecting the claims of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party that the Governor did not respond to their e-mails, tweets or any other mode they adopted to approach him claiming government formation, Mr Malik said, “Nobody approached me, no list was forwarded and none of the MLAs were paraded and I did not entertain anybody personally.”
“They (NC, PDP, Congress) had five months' time and now when I have only half-a-month left for my term (Governor’s Rule) to end, why have they suddenly woken up from a slumber,” he wondered.
“The decision taken was in the interest of the people and the state and under an ambit of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution. (UNI)