The rule of President of India is set to be imposed in Jammu Kashmir from December 20 (thursday) as Governor’s rule expires today.
India Today reported that the decision of imposing president rule after a span of six months of Governor rule has been taken after the present Governor submitted a report.
President Ram Nath Kovind will have to issue a proclamation declaring that the powers of the legislature of the state shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament.
Governor’s rule was imposed in June this year, when People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government was reduced to a minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
The Governor has to dissolve the Legislative Assembly after six months. The state then directly comes under President’s rule for another six months after which elections have to be held in the state.
In case the elections are not declared, President’s rule can be extended by another six months.
Malik on November 21 dissolved the 87-member state assembly after the PDP, supported by the Congress and their arch-rivals National Conference, had staked their claim to form the government.