President’s Rule Completes 6 Months, Extended By Next Half Year

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SRINAGAR: With Election Commission categorically ruling out the possibility of holding Assembly elections before September, Central government has approved proposal to extend the President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months effective from June 20.

“The Central government has decided to extend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir,” Union minister Prakash Javedkar said according to reports.

Reports quoted home ministry official as having said that President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for the imposition of President’s rule in the state and it will come into effect on June 20,

The Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s Rule on June 19, 2018, after the BJP withdrew its support to PDP. The State was brought under President’s Rule on December 19, 2018, but the final approval of the proclamation was obtained on January 3.

The Lok Sabha approved the proclamation on December 28 last year, the Rajya Sabha accorded its nod on January 3.

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