NEW DELHI: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday issued a proclamation by virtue of which Jammu and Kashmir has come under his rule.
President’s rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the expiry of six-months of Governor’s rule on December 19.
The decision was taken after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik sent a report to the central government recommending imposition of President’s rule in the state, officials said.
The union cabinet had cleared the proposal to impose President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir from December 19, reports said on Wednesday.
A communication from the governor’s office was sent to the Union Home Ministry which moved the union cabinet with the proposal for its nod.
The state plunged into a political crisis in June this year after the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member BJP in the state.
Since the state has a separate Constitution, in such cases, six months of governor’s rule is compulsory under Article 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, under which all the legislature powers are vested with the governor.
The governor has to dissolve the Legislative Assembly after the tenure of six months is over and the state will directly come under the President’s rule for following six months during which elections have to be declared in state.__GK News