With no part either willing or able to provide a government post- J& K Assembly polls, the Governor's rule has been imposed. The official proclamation in this regard is being issued. The governor's rule was necessitated after chief minister Omar Abdullah had conveyed to the governor NN Vohra on Wednesday night that he would not like to continue as caretaker chief minister anymore. The assembly elections were over by December 20 but the results had thrown up a fractured verdict.
With political parties in J&K failing to agree on a power-sharing formula and Abdullah stepping down as caretaker CM, the J&K Constitution has been invoked to impose the governor's rule. The governor's rule has been imposed on the direction of President Pranab Mukherjee, who must go by the advice of the Union government. The governor had earlier sent a report to the Centre conveying a "political deadlock" and recommending the governor's rule.
The governor's rule can be lifted the moment any party or political formation in is in a position to form the government and stake a claim in this regard.