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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