President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.
According to senior officials, Governor N N Vohra sent a report to Union Home Ministry on Tuesday evening recommending Central rule in the State after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation soon after the BJP pulled out of the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As the President is on a three nation tour, the proposal was sent to Suriname, his current stop.
The officials noted that, when the Governor sent the proposal on Tuesday evening, the President was already in transit from Athens to Suriname. As soon as he touched down in Paramaribo, he signed the recommendation giving his assent to Governor’s rule in J&K.