Sajad Lone would have been J&K CM had I sought Delhi’s consent: Governor Malik   

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Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that Sajad Lone would have become chief minister of the state had he sought the opinion of New Delhi before dissolving the legislative assembly.

“I want to reiterate it that I would have been compelled to form the government of Sajad Lone had I looked up to New Delhi but I didn’t want to go down in the history as a dishonest man,” he said in an address to the students at a university function in Gwalior.

Malik said, he feared that horse-trading might have taken place to form the government and that it could have led to “killings and chaos in Kashmir.”

The Governor, however, claimed that both PDP and Sajad had ‘no numbers’ to form the government as nobody among them came forward with their numbers.