Governor’s rule will continue in Jammu and Kashmir—the EC has found the state fit only for parliamentary polls. The National Conference, PDP and Congress—which had been rooting for simultaneous assembly polls—are naturally disappointed, and call it “an abject surrender to anti-India forces”.
But the governor’s administration seems happy enough with the status quo. Governor Satya Pal Malik, it seems, is more interested in getting himself a new Range Rover. Officials say his office has moved a proposal on that to the finance department. The file will have to vroom soon!