BJP-PDP Alliance Over: NN Vohra writes to Prez Kovind for imposition of Guv's Rule in J&K

19 June 2018, 10:15 PM
NN Vohra writes to Prez Kovind for imposition of Guv's Rule in J&K (File Photo)
NN Vohra writes to Prez Kovind for imposition of Guv's Rule in J&K (File Photo)

After holding a high-level meeting with all the major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind for the imposition of Governor’s rule under Section 92 of the Constitution in the militancy-hit state.

"Governor NN Vohra has forwarded his report to the President of India for the imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir," the news agency ANI reported.

Meanwhile, another source closed to the development said the BJP may appoint a new governor in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath yatra - an annual pilgrimage, which will start on June 28 and continue for two months.

According to sources, the central government would like incumbent NN Vohra to be in charge of the annual pilgrimage given his vast experience.

Vohra, who was appointed the governor in June 2008 and given a fresh term in 2013, is among the few governors appointed by the UPA government to have continued in his position in the BJP-led NDA dispensation.

"We may consider having a new governor after the yatra is over," a senior BJP leader told PTI.

The conduct of the annual pilgrimage has been a high-security exercise and the deteriorating condition in the Valley has heightened the threat perception this year.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was recently in the Valley to take stock of the security measures ahead of the yatra.

The BJP on Tuesday pulled out of the coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, paving the path for governor's rule in the state.

First Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 08:41 PM
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