The central government imposed President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir starting from December 20, 2018, as the Governor’s rule expires in the state six months after it was imposed.
President Ram Nath Kovind imposed President’s rule in the state. Kovind signed the proclamation for the imposition of Central rule in the state, which plunged into a political crisis in June after the collapse of BJPDP government in Jammu and Kashmir.
After 1996, this is the first time the Central rule has been imposed in the state. “President has received a report from Governor Satya Pal Malik and after considering it, he was “satisfied” that President’s rule was required, a gazette notification issued on Wednesday said.
President’s rule was first imposed in the state in 1986, whereas the previous instance of President Rule was 22 years ago.