President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Governor N N Vohra had Tuesday evening sent his report to the President recommending imposition of Governor’s rule in the state.
The report was sent after the Governor held consultations with political parties over the current situation in the state that arose after BJP’s pull out from the Mehbooba Mufti-led government.
BJP and National Conference had demanded imposition of Governor’s rule in the state while PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti said that her party would not go into alliance with any party. Congress also rejected any possibility of joining hands with PDP.
With no major political party showing no interest in forming or continuing any coalition for a government in the state, way was paved for the imposition of Governor’s rule.
President Kovind who is on a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba, gave his assent to the recommendation of the Governor with immediate effect.
Earlier, on Tuesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also held consultations with top officials on the J&K situation.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba briefed the Home Minister about the ongoing developments.
Rajnath Singh also chaired a meeting attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Joint Secrtary (Kashmir), Special Secretary (Internal Security) and other senior officials.