President rule starts in J & K after BJP breaks the alliance


NC Network, New Delhi

After the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as the chief minister Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor's rule for the fourth time in the last one decade on Wednesday. 
The President has approved imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect," said a Home Ministry spokesman

 When the governor N N Vohra sent his report to the Rashtrapati Bhavan  President Ram Nath Kovind was in mid air and the Politics of J & K dominated the entire night.
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) on his maiden visit.

"After concluding his consultations with all the major political parties, the Governor has forwarded his report to the President for imposition of Governor's rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said last night in Srinagar.

The president gave his assent after pursuing the report  and the same was sent to the Union Home Ministry by 6 AM IST following which a process of imposing  Governor's rule was prepared and sent to Srinagar.
This is the eighth time in last four decades that the state has been put under Governor's rule and fourth during the tenure of Vohra since 2008.

The BJP  pulled out of the over three-year-old ruling coalition with the PDP in the state and called for Governor's rule.
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav made this announcement that the party was withdrawing support to the coalition government which had been hampered by bitter political relations and detoriating security challenges.
Madhav had said yesterday that, "It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir" 

Last time the state was put under the central rule on January 8, 2016 after allies-- the PDP and the BJP-- deferred the government formation process following the death of Mufti Sayeed. It came to an end after Mehbooba Mufti was sworn in as the chief minister on April 4, 2016.

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