No word from PDP-BJP, Governor’s rule in J&K

Earlier, opposition parties National Conference, Congress and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party expressed concern over the delay in the swearing-in of the new CM.

Written by Mir Ehsan , Arun Sharma | Srinagar/jammu | Published:January 10, 2016 3:26 am
Jammu and kashmir, jammu and kashmir governor rule, PDP-BJP allaince, mufti mohammad sayeed, mufti sayeed death, J&K governor rule, india news, latest news On Friday, the Governor had written separate letters to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and BJP state president Sat Sharma, asking them their respective positions on government formation.

With both BJP and PDP failing to formally intimate the Governor regarding government formation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the death of CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the state came under Governor’s rule on Saturday evening. Governor N N Vohra issued a proclamation in this regard after receiving concurrence from the President.

A Raj Bhavan spokesperson stated: “Consequent to the sudden passing away of CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7, 2016, the process to form government had commenced and intimations were still awaited about the respective positions of PDP and BJP. Considering the likelihood of some more time being taken before government can be formed, with the approval of the President of India, Governor’s Rule has been imposed in the State with effect from January 8, 2016, under Section 92(1) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.”

On Friday, the Governor had written separate letters to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and BJP state president Sat Sharma, asking them their respective positions on government formation. PDP leaders said the party is in mourning and a decision on government formation could only be taken after Sunday. BJP sources said they had conveyed to Vohra that the party will intimate its position once it receives a formal request from PDP, seeking support for its new leader.

Earlier, opposition parties National Conference, Congress and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party expressed concern over the delay in the swearing-in of the new CM.

NC working president and former CM Omar Abdullah tweeted: “More than 48 hrs after Mufti Sb’s demise, no formal declaration of Governor rule & no Govt in place so now I have to ask who is governing?”

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit Kashmir Sunday to express her condolences. The state party leadership also held a meeting in Srinagar Friday, where leaders paid glowing tributes to Mufti. After the meeting, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad travelled to Bijbhera to offer prayers at Sayeed’s grave.

Meanwhile, Langate MLA Engineer Rashid on Saturday asked the PDP leadership to reconsider its ties with the BJP.

“The party must use the opportunity of government formation to rectify the mistake of entering into an alliance with BJP,’’ he said. “Let NC, Congress and others offer unconditional but firm and sincere support to Mehbooba ji and make a public commitment that they all will ensure that the dispensation so formed lasts for the full term,” he added.

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    Dhurandar Bhatawdekar
    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm
    bechara Modi
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    ckm
    Jan 10, 2016 at 2:48 am
    The governor does not follow the Consution of India?
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    ASHOK KUMAR
    Jan 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    Modi could not bring Achey Din for India, his own bad days are coming.
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    din
    Jan 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    How CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed suddenly died needs to be independently investigate recorded why we ume and readily accepting anything is very mystifying, any answers from any intelligent bread ? Now again Congress is up to dirty games and with diversion trying to play wider plots they will create problem in various part of the country East, West, South and move to north, make wild talk and create an disturbing issues and then do something sinister to get ruling party confused and media spread wild fire everywhere. Heralded case should go on and congresses un accounted mismanagement and government fund gazumping investigation should not be hindered
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    Ravi
    Jan 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm
    This may be a good time to abrogate Article 370.
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    SAIFUL HAQUE
    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:05 am
    The delay in Re-Consuting of govt. in JandK on the part of Mehbooba Sayeed is unfortunate also some BJP MLA’s suggestion of rotational CM was unfortunate. Her father’s instint as Home Minister in Indian Uion govt., a rarest opportunity for a muslim certainly had more experience and wisdom to go the BJP way. The other option to go the Congress has been tried and tested and the result Kashmiris have seen in 65 years. The first thing a Kashmiris see is how Indian Army interact and behaves with the Kashmiris m. There had been many instance in which Army officers/Jawans acted wrongly and brutally in the innocent killing/encouters which inquiry showed was correct but no action was taken in a single case during Congress rule in Centre and state.BJP’s Modi govt. in the very 6 months acted in 2 cases and punishment acted. It is unfortunate that Kashmir’s corrupt intellectual elite never explain such a big act to it’s mes. To attribute recent communal incidents to Modi is fallacious and an error. The greater good results of PDP-BJP alliance govt. cannot come out in 10 months. In this background Mufti Sayeed,s death has created a void and made Kashmir’s future uncertain. Congress is bent on exploiting this situation though in a subtle manner. It is time Mehbooba Sayeed remove uncertainy goes ahead with the alliance without delay . History will not forgive Mehbooba if she let down her father’s wisdom.
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