President Ramnath Kovind approves Governor’s rule, will not affect terror ops in Jammu and Kashmir
A day after BJP pulled out of its alliance with PDP, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has come under Governor’s rule with immediate effect.
Last evening, Governor NN Vohra had forwarded a report to President Kovind for imposing Governor’s rule in J&K under Section 92 of the Constitution, after holding widespread consultation with all the political parties. This will be the fourth time in the last 10 years that a Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Governor’s rule will be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir under Section 92 of the Constitution, after holding widespread consultation with all the political parties. This will be the fourth time in the last 10 years that a Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP’s decision to beak away from the alliance apparently came after its chief Amit Shah held a meeting with the party’s Jammu and Kashmir cabinet ministers in Delhi yesterday.
Both the parties had formed a coalition government in 2015 after the state elections threw up a hung mandate. Both the parties could not see eye to eye on several issues and hence their split was imminent. BJP’s withdrawal from the alliance came two days after the government decided against extending the ceasefire.
The party had cited citing growing terror activities and radicalisation in the Kashmir Valley as among reasons for its decision. The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday and noted that there was no political interference.
“We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But we saw what happened. The terrorists continued with their actions,” General Rawat said on the sidelines of an event here. “The imposition of Governor’s rule will not affect our operations. Our operations will go on like they used to. We don’t face any political interference,” he said. The Centre had earlier this month decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16, to coincide with the holy month as terrorist activities continued in the Kashmir Valley.