Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra has taken over reins of the state administration. He has called a meeting in the secretariat to address civil and police officials on Wednesday. Later in the day, he will also chair a security review meeting.
Meanwhile, commenting on the governor's rule in J&K, former Deputy Chief Minister of the state Kavinder Gupta said new government would not be formed “anytime soon”. J&K was brought under governor's rule on Wednesday. The development has come a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with the PDP.
“I don't think a new govt will be formed anytime soon. Uncertainties are there, but we are working on something & people will get to know about it,” Kavinder Gupta, said, reported ANI.
In a surprise move, the BJP on Tuesday announced withdrawal of support to the PDP, saying it has become impossible to continue in the government in view of the growing radicalism and terrorism in the state.
Following the resignation of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N N Vohra had recommended imposition of Central rule in his report to President Ram Nath Kovind, a copy of which was also forwarded to the Home Ministry.
The Opposition parties saw BJP's decision to pull out of the ruling coalition with the PDP as an attempt to gain "lost ground" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as commoners attached their hopes with the governor's rule to restore peace and ensure the development of the state.
Congress chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said the PDP-BJP government collapsed under its own weight.
"BJP was under intense pressure from the entire nation because of its failure to deal with Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan as was promised by it prior to coming to the power at the Centre. In order to save political space, the BJP withdrew support but not before pushing the state into a crisis," he said.
He said it was expected that the government will not last long because both the parties had compromised their election manifesto.
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