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J&K heading towards Governor’s Rule, Rajnath sends Vohra’s report to PMO

J&K heading towards Governor’s Rule, Rajnath sends Vohra’s report to PMO

JAMMU, Jan 8: With political parties failing to cobble an alliance for government formation, Governor, N N Vohra has submitted a report to the Centre, recommending the imposition of Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sent Vohra’s report recommending Governor’s Rule in the State to the Prime Minister’s Office, sources said.
Singh has forwarded the report along with his comments, the sources said.
Governor’s rule can be recommended either by the Union Cabinet or the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.
Reliable sources told EXCELSIOR that, “Mr Vohra submitted the report to the President, Pranab Mukherjee today evening after the political parties failed to break ice for Government formation” adding, “in addition to recommendation of Governor Rule, Mr Vohra has also given more options including holding fresh consultation with all the stakeholders including PDP, BJP, NC and Congress”, sources remarked.
Sources said the political impasse had intensified further yesterday, when the caretaker Chief Minister urged the Governor to relieve him.
Omar told Vohra, “the interests of the State will be served only by a full time administrator to handle the situation on border with Pakistan and also to provide the required succour to the flood-affected areas of the State”.
“Such situation can’t be handled by a caretaker, who has no mandate to govern. The situation on the border with 10,000 displaced persons and the hardships of winter and the continuing need for relief for flood affected areas demands a full-time administrator”, said Mr Omar, who will be returning to the Srinagar tomorrow from New Delhi.
Omar met state Governor N N Vohra in Delhi last night soon after his return from London after a 12-day visit to his ailing parents and conveyed to him his request. Vohra will be returning here tomorrow from New Delhi.
Corroborating his meeting, Mr Omar tweeted today evening, “Just to confirm I did meet Governor Vohra last night and asked him to relieve me as caretaker CM. I had agreed to stay temporarily”.
“I had assumed Government formation would be matter of week or 10 days. Today we seem even further away from that goal than we were 10 days ago”, he wrote in series of tweets.
Hitting out at arch-rival PDP for their failure to participate in the “grand alliance” formulae, Omar said, “it is for the PDP to explain that why with 28 MLAs and offer of support from two other parties (Congress, NC), why the State has Central Rule”. Both Congress and National Conference had offered unconditional support to PDP to form a “grand alliance” to rule the State.