SRINAGR: President’s rule will be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir as Jammu and Kashmir completed six months under Governor’s rule started from December 20, 2018. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving to give effect for imposition of central rule in the state.
After 1996, this is the first time the Central rule has been imposed in the militancy-hit state. President’s rule was first imposed in the state in 1986.
In case the elections are not declared, President’s Rule can be extended by another six months. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision on Monday after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik sent a report recommending imposition of President’s Rule in the State.
Home Ministry officials said that Kovind has signed the proclamation based on the proposal sent by the ministry following a report by the state governor. The Governor’s Rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP in a coalition government. President’s Rule is the imposition of Article 356 of the India Constitution