SHIMLA, Jan. 12 -- Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said the administration was ready for assembly elections in the state and a call in this direction should be taken by the Election Commission and New Delhi.

"Whenever, they (EC) tell us, we are ready for the polls (to assembly)," he told reporters here after the oath-taking ceremony of sarpanch of Jammu region.

He also said the state machinery was fully prepared to hold polls even if they were to be held simultaneously with Lok Sabha election.

The Election Commission (EC) had in November last said fresh elections in Jammu and Kashmir would be held within the next six months, even as the body did not rule out the possibility of holding the state polls before the Lok S...