February 28, 2021 | 12:13 PM IST
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Union cabinet gives its nod for another six months of Prez rule in J&K

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months beginning July 3, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Jammu and Kashmir has been under the President’s rule since June 20, 2018 and the state assembly suspended. 

This was after the state underwent a political crisis when Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by 25-member BJP in the state. The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satyapal Malik dissolved the assembly quoting horse-trading and lack of stability to form a government as the prime reasons.

According to a report, the decision was taken on the basis of the report submitted by the governor regarding the present political and law and order conditions in the state.

President Ram Nath Kovind will now sign the proclamation for the imposition of President’s rule in the state which will come into effect on July 3. The powers of the state Assembly are vested with the Parliament. 

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