President Ram Nath Kovind formally approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Currently president is abroad on on an official trip.
President Ram who is currently in Suriname country gave the nod after Governor NN Vohra forwarded his report to him.
Recently BJP pulled out of its alliance with PDP in the state, leaving Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with no option but to resign.
BJP had said, while bowing out, that it favours Governor’s rule.
Spokesman from Raj Bhavan said that after concluding consultations with all the major political parties in J&K, Governor Vohra forwarded his report for imposition of Governor’s rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. The move was a merely, as unlike other governors, Vohra has to inform the President and not seek his approval, given J&K’s special status. This would be the eighth time that Governor’s rule would be imposed in the state since 1977.
This is the fourth time that Governor’s rule has been imposed with NN Vohra in charge.