New Delhi, June 20: The President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect here on Wednesday morning. The move comes within 24 hours of the breakdown of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - People's Democratic Party (PDP) alliance in the state.
On Tuesday evening, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav announced that the party is pulling out of the alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP.
Later, Mufti and her team of ministers submitted their resignation to Governor NN Vohra.
Following this, Governor Vohra forwarded his report to President Kovind for the imposition of Governor's rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K.
In all states of India, the state government's failure results in President's rule. The process is slightly more nuanced in J&K where not the President's but Governor's rule is imposed. Under the provision of Section 92 of the J&K Constitution, Governor's rule is imposed for six months, but only after the consent of the President of India.
The Constitution of India grants special status to J&K among Indian states, and it is the only state in India to have a separate Constitution and regulations specific to it.
The President and first lady Savita Kovind, who are on a three-nation visit, arrived in Suriname on Tuesday night.
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