Governor's rule recommended in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Constitution provides for Governor's Rule unlike other states which see President's Rule.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jun 19 2018 8:23PM | Updated Date: Jun 19 2018 9:25PM
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Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday evening suggested to the Union Home Ministry that Governor's Rule should be imposed for six months in the state after the PDP-BJP coalition collapsed.

The Jammu and Kashmir Constitution provides for Governor's Rule unlike other states which see President's Rule.

“This afternoon Governor N.N. Vohra received a letter by fax, jointly signed by S/Shri Ravinder Raina and Kavinder Gupta, State BJP President and Leader, BJP Legislature Party, respectively, to withdraw BJP’s support to the Coalition Government. Thereafter, Ms Mufti, Chief Minister, tendered her resignation and the Governor has asked her to continue in office till alternative arrangements are made,” said a Raj Bhawan spokesman.

He said the governor spoke to Kavinder Gupta and Mehbooba Mufti to ascertain whether their respective Political Parties intended to explore alternative alliances to form the Government of the State and was informed in the negative by both the leaders. 

Governor also spoke to G.A. Mir, President J&K Congress Party, who informed that his Party did not have the numerical strength to form Government on its own or in alliance. 

Later, Governor had a meeting with Omar Abdullah, Vice President, National Conference, who stated that there was no alternative to Governor’s Rule and elections.

After concluding his consultations with all the major Political Parties in J&K Governor Vohra has forwarded his Report to the President of India for imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

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