New Delhi/ Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir was Wednesday placed under Governor’s rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as the Chief Minister.
A Home Ministry spokesman said, “The President has approved imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.”
The political developments
of Jammu and Kashmir continued to dominate the night
as President Ram Nath Kovind was in mid air when Governor NN Vohra sent his report to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The details of the Governor’s report were immediately sent to Suriname where the President was scheduled to land at 6.30 pm (3 am IST).
The President after perusing the report gave his assent and the same was sent to the Union Home Ministry by 6 am (IST) following which a process of promulgating Governor’s rule was prepared and sent to Srinagar.
“Immediately after receiving the President of India’s approval, Governor NN Vohra issued the proclamation to impose Governor’s Rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir today,” a Raj Bhavan spokesman said in Srinagar.
The Governor has also held discussions with Chief Secretary BB Vyas and identified the major tasks that require to be undertaken in a strict time-bound basis, beginning Wednesday, he said.