In his first public speech after assuming office on October 31, Lt-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu said that Assembly elections would be held soon and that the process for the same would be initiated shortly. The statement by Murmu, who took over on October 31 as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory, will come as a relief to political parties. Assembly polls in Kashmir were delayed due to the law and order situation.