There will be Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor’s Rule on Wednesday following President Ram Nath Kovind’s approval.
Governor, N.N. Vohra sought Kovind’s approval on Tuesday after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to pull out of the Peoples Democratic Party (pdp)-led state government which was immediately followed by the resignation of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Vohra’s recommendations for imposition of the Governor’s Rule was made under the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution which allows the state to be placed under the rule for six months.
If an elected government fails to take office within the six-month period, the state can then be placed under the President’s rule. Jammu and Kashmir has a constitution of its own which runs concomitantly with the Indian Constitution.