Published On: Wed, Jun 20th, 2018

Governor’s Rule Imposed In Jammu and Kashmir

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Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir will undergo governor’s rule following withdrawal of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and thereafter approval of President Ram Nath Kovind for the imposition.

Governor's Rule Imposed In Jammu and Kashmir

Governor NN Vohra will now be presiding over the J&K state and this is for the fourth time in his two term tenure. The earlier three times were in 2008, 2015 and 2016.

The second term of Vohra is set to complete in a few days but he will continued until August 26 when the Amarnath Yatra ends.

State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of PDP submitted her resignation yesterday to Vohra, who forwarded his report to the President for governor’s rule imposition in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pulling out the alliance the BJP said, “It has become untenable for the BJP to continue its alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing.”

There’s a provision of six months governor’s rule in the state and BJP seems the phase to continue its full length as Lok Sabha elections will be held next year. The electoral process may begin to unroll from March onward.

According to sources the governor’s rule can be converted to President’s rule, which would require ratification by Parliament.

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