After Omar Abdullah decided to step down as caretaker CM, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday sent Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra’s report recommending Governor’s rule in the state to the Prime Minister’s Office, official sources said.
Sources said that Singh has forwarded the report along with his comments.
Governor’s rule can be recommended either by the Union Cabinet or the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.
More than a fortnight after the results of the Assembly elections have been out, neither PDP which emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats nor BJP with 25 could get the magic figure of 44 to stake claim to form a government in the 87-member House. NC has 15 MLAs while the Congress 12.
Following the hung verdict, BJP has been in touch with both NC and PDP for government formation but nothing concrete has emerged so far to break the deadlock.
NC does not appear to be in favour of joining hands with BJP while PDP was “struggling” to convince its cadres for a tie up with the saffron party.