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Governor�s Rule imposed in J-K

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NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR, June 20 - Jammu and Kashmir was today placed under Governor�s Rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as the chief minister.

A Home Ministry spokesman said, �The President has approved imposition of Governor�s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.�

The political developments of Jammu and Kashmir continued to dominate the night as President Ram Nath Kovind was in mid air when Governor N N Vohra sent his report to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The details of the Governor�s report were immediately sent to Suriname where the president was scheduled to land at 6.30 pm (3 am IST).

The President after pursuing the report gave his assent and the same was sent to the Union Home Ministry by 6 am (IST) following which a process of promulgating Governor�s Rule was prepared and sent to Srinagar.

�Immediately after receiving the President of India�s approval, Governor NN Vohra issued the proclamation to impose Governor�s Rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir today,� a Raj Bhavan spokesman said in Srinagar.

The Governor has also held discussions with Chief Secretary B B Vyas and identified the major tasks that require to be undertaken in a strict time-bound basis, beginning today, he said.

�To gear up the state administrative machinery to function with speed, efficiency and accountability the Governor is speaking to senior officers of the civil, police, forest and other departments today.

�This meeting shall be followed by a security review meeting at the Raj Bhavan in the afternoon,� the spokesman added.

This is the eighth time in the last four decades that the state has been put under Governor�s Rule and the fourth during the tenure of Vohra since 2008.

The BJP stunned Mehbooba Mufti last afternoon after they pulled out of the over three-year-old ruling coalition with the PDP in the state and called for Governor�s Rule. � PTI

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Governor�s Rule imposed in J-K

NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR, June 20 - Jammu and Kashmir was today placed under Governor�s Rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufti to resign as the chief minister.

A Home Ministry spokesman said, �The President has approved imposition of Governor�s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.�

The political developments of Jammu and Kashmir continued to dominate the night as President Ram Nath Kovind was in mid air when Governor N N Vohra sent his report to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The details of the Governor�s report were immediately sent to Suriname where the president was scheduled to land at 6.30 pm (3 am IST).

The President after pursuing the report gave his assent and the same was sent to the Union Home Ministry by 6 am (IST) following which a process of promulgating Governor�s Rule was prepared and sent to Srinagar.

�Immediately after receiving the President of India�s approval, Governor NN Vohra issued the proclamation to impose Governor�s Rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir today,� a Raj Bhavan spokesman said in Srinagar.

The Governor has also held discussions with Chief Secretary B B Vyas and identified the major tasks that require to be undertaken in a strict time-bound basis, beginning today, he said.

�To gear up the state administrative machinery to function with speed, efficiency and accountability the Governor is speaking to senior officers of the civil, police, forest and other departments today.

�This meeting shall be followed by a security review meeting at the Raj Bhavan in the afternoon,� the spokesman added.

This is the eighth time in the last four decades that the state has been put under Governor�s Rule and the fourth during the tenure of Vohra since 2008.

The BJP stunned Mehbooba Mufti last afternoon after they pulled out of the over three-year-old ruling coalition with the PDP in the state and called for Governor�s Rule. � PTI