After receiving concurrence from the President of India, under section 92 (5) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor, NN Vohra, issued a Proclamation under Section 92(1) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir to impose Governor’s Rule in the State, an official statement said Friday evening.
“Subsequent to the conduct of elections to the State Assembly, in November-December, 2014, and declaration of results on 23rd of December 2014, the outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had tendered his resignation on 24th of December, 2014,” the statement said.
While accepting his resignation, Omar Abdullah had been requested to continue in office till “alternative arrangements are made”.
“In the past two weeks the Governor held consultations with the leadership of PDP and BJP, the two parties which had secured the largest and the second largest number of seats in the State Assembly, respectively. However, no party or group of parties has so far staked claim to form the next government in the State,” the statement said.
Late on 7th January, 2015, Omar Abdullah informed the Governor that he had decided to step down as the caretaker Chief Minister of J&K with immediate effect.
“As none of the political party or parties have so far staked their claim to form the next government, the governance of the State cannot be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the State. Consequently, with the approval of the President of India, Governor’s Rule has been imposed in the State under Section 92(1) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from 8th January, 2015,” the statement added.