The election to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly must be held within the six months of President's rule, failing which the rule by the Centre can be extended up to six more months
Srinagar/New Delhi: With the tenure of governor’s rule coming to an end, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday sent a report to the Centre, in which he has recommended the imposition of President’s rule in the state.
Sources told MyNation that, after getting Jammu and Kashmir governor's report, the Union Cabinet has agreed to the imposition of President’s rule in the state. Governor Malik has sent his report to the Union home ministry, which further moved it for clearance by the Cabinet.
President’s rule will be imposed on the state only after President Ram Nath Kovind's proclamation, in which he will declare that all the legislative powers hereafter be exercised by Parliament.
The state came under governor’s rule on June 19 after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to take back support from its coalition partner PDP, accusing the latter of creating hurdles in the development of Jammu and Ladakh regions. After a day of intense political drama, governor Satya Pal Malik on the day of Eid (November 21) dissolved the state Assembly.
After governor’s rule of six months, Jammu and Kashmir will witness a spell of six months of President’s rule. The Union government is bound to hold an election in the state within these six months, failing which the President’s rule can be extended up to six more months.
With the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May 2019, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections are likely to be held along with the general election.
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