Governor likely to recommend President’s rule in JK from Dec 20

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Srinagar, Dec 13: Jammu and Kashmir is likely to come under President’s rule after 28 years as Governor Satya Pal Malik is set to recommend Government of India’s rule in his report to the Ministry of Home Affairs, reports said.
JK has been under Governor’s rule after the BJP pulled out of the alliance with PDP in June. Malik’s tenure is the ninth Governor’s rule since 1977.
The report said that the Government officials will soon seek approval from the Union cabinet for President’s rule in the Valley and it has to be ratified by Parliament.
The ratification has to be done by both Houses of Parliament within two months of imposition of President’s rule. Once approved by both the Houses, the President’s rule is valid for six months. “As long as President’s rule is in effect, Parliament makes laws on the 61 subjects on the state list,” an official said. The money Bills of the state are also approved by Parliament during this time.
Governor Malik last month dissolved the Assembly, citing the “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies”.
The President’s rule was earlier imposed in 1990 and lasted more than six years due to the sudden rise in militancy and breakdown of law and order in the Valley. It was first imposed on March 6, 1986.