Governor’s rule approved in Jammu & Kashmir by the President

In a major development, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor Narinder Nath Vohra will now be at the helm of affairs of the Northernmost Indian state. a senior cabinet minister said that there are no immediate plans to remove Vohra as his experience in handling the affairs of the State during complex situations can be an advantage. Governor Vohra has presided over the state in the past as well. He was the governor in 2008, 2014 and 2016 too, when central rule was imposed. Reportedly, he will stay in charge till the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra on August 26. Vohra has also called for a meeting later in the afternoon today to review the security situation in the state. Yesterday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of an alliance with PDP, leading to the resignation of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.