Jammu And Kashmir Comes Under Governor's Rule; BJP Wants To Take Decision On Govt Formation

10/01/2016 8:04 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - JANUARY 07: Pro Indian politician and supporters carry the casket bearing the body of pro Indian Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed during his funeral, on January 07, 2016 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, India. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, a pro Indian politician of Indian administered Kashmir, served twice as the Chief Minister of strife torn Jammu and Kashmir; for three years from November 2002 till November 2005 and then again from March 2015 until his death in January 2016. Mufti died on Thursday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, where he remained admitted for 14 days. His daughter Mehbooba Mufti is set to take over as Chief Minister . Sayeed was also Home Minister of Indian government from December 1989 to November 1990. He founded the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party, in July 1999. He died on 7 January 2016 at , Delhi due to multiple organ failure. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Jammu and Kashmir was on Saturday placed under Governor's rule with the process of new government formation following the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed taking some time.

"Governor's rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," a Home Ministry spokesperson said in Delhi.

The President cleared the recommendation of the Union Home Ministry for imposing Governor's rule on the basis of a recommendation from J-K Governor N N Vohra.

The step was taken in view of the reluctance of Mufti's daughter Mehbooba to take oath during the mourning period, though her party has already conveyed to the Governor that 28 MLAs of the PDP legislature party backed her for the Chief Minister's post.

79-year-old Sayeed died on Thursday after a brief illness and since then there is a Constitutional vacuum.

PDP's coalition ally BJP has also indicated that it would take a decision on new government formation once the four-day morning period is over today.

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