Governor's Rule recommended in J&K after Parties fail to form Govt


New Delhi, Jan 09: The Centre on Friday recommended Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after no party came to conclusion over forming the government in the state. The decision came a day after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah requested the Governor to relieve him of the caretaker chief minister duties.

Yesterday, Omar had decided not to continue as the caretaker administrator, arguing that the state required a government to deal with the situation along the border.

On Wednesday, Omar had met J&K Governor NN Vohra soon after his return from London after a 12-day visit to his parents. He was asked to continue as caretaker Chief Minister on December 24 after he resigned in the wake of defeat in the Assembly polls.

Jammu and Kashmir went to polls along with Jharkhand in five phases. While, a stable government was formed in Jharkhand, J&K suffered as all the major parties fell short of majority of 44 seats in the 87-member state Assembly. While PDP got 28 seats, BJP won 25, NC 15 and Congress 12 in the recent polls.

Analysing the situation, Governor NN Vohra recommended an imposition of Governor's rule saying on the ground that immediate formation of government seems difficult in the state.

Union Home Minister received Vohra's report on Thursday night on the government formation in the state.

In the latest development, while BJP is communicating with PDP and NC for the government formation, NC shows no interest in joining hands with BJP. On the other hand, PDP set several conditions and points before the saffron party for the alliance and refused the NC to take its support.

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