The countdown begins now. Here comes the move by the President of India that supports the forces completely. Now the Jammu and Kashmir police and the army will work with better coordination and intelligence sharing as the PDP influence is gone now.
In a massive political news break, President Ram Nath Kovind who is currently on a foreign visit in Suriname has approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect. Fantastic development. Time to really go in for an overhaul and wipe off terrorism forever. If this isn’t good governance then what else is it?
Hours after the BJP Pulled Out from an Alliance with PDP, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had submitted a report to the President after receiving a detailed report from J&K Governor NN Vohra. Moments after receiving an approval from the president, the MHA has confirmed the imposition of Governor’s rule in the valley.
The Union Home Ministry has received a report from Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and necessary action is being taken on it, according to a ministry spokesperson.”Vohra forwarded his report to President Ram Nath Kovind for the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the coalition government and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tendered her resignation”, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said in Srinagar.
This will be the 7th time that a Governor’s rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. It was last imposed in July 2008, following the resignation of the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the wake of the PDP pulling out of the coalition government with the Congress.
The state was under the Governor’s rule in December 2014, following the hung verdict in the assembly elections that year. Governor’s rule was again imposed in the state in January 2016 following the death of the then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, after his daughter, Mehbooba Mufti was not sure about continuing the alliance with the BJP.
Just before news of the alliance breaking was announced, the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM had hit out at CM Mehbooba Mufti over her alleged wish for the Ramzan ceasefire to be extended. And a few months before that, a major flashpoint was witnessed between the BJP and PDP as the former’s ministers in the J&K government tendered their resignations over the fallout from the horrific Kathua rape and murder’s charge sheet being filed.