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Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

Governor’s rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after political parties failed to muster the requisite number in the 87-member Assembly for staking claim to form the government.

The decision came after Governor N N Vohra submitted a report to the President last night stating that Omar Abdullah had requested to be relieved of the post of being a caretaker Chief Minister.

The report contained some suggestions including the option of a spell of Governor’s rule in the wake of no party getting the number required to form a government after the highly-fractured verdict in the Assembly elections, official sources said here.

According to section 92 of J&K constitution, the governor doesn’t have to consult either the council of ministers or the President to impose the rule.

J&K elections concluded on December 20 with PDP emerging as the single largest party with 28 seats, BJP with 25 seats, National Conference with 15 and Congress 12 seats. If there is no decision on government formation till January 19, then a governor’s rule is imminent.

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