President Approves Central Rule in J&K, Governor Vohra Takes Charge for Fourth Time in 10 Years

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind approved Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, a day after the three-year-old Mehbooba Mufti government collapsed with the BJP pulling out of its alliance with the PDP.

“The President has given approval for imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect,” the Union Home Ministry said. Governor NN Vohra had forwarded his report to the President following Mufti’s resignation as the chief minister.

This is the eighth time that central rule is being imposed in the sensitive state in the last four decades, and the fourth time since Vohra took charge as Governor in 2008.

The BJP pulled out of its alliance with the PDP, saying it has become impossible to continue in the government in view of the growing radicalism and terrorism in the state. (Agencies)