Jammu and Kashmir was placed under governor’s rule on Wednesday, a day after the PDP-BJP government collapsed as the BJP snapped its three-year-old alliance with the regional party citing “larger national interest” and “deteriorating security situation”.
So Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra had called an all-party meeting for today to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation of governor’s rule in the state. But it was cancelled by him at the very last moment.
No reason was immediately given for the cancellation.
According to the sources, this meeting was called which was to be headed by all party heads, including the heads of the state units of the national parties, to discuss the situation in the state.
The governor also placed the legislative assembly hanging till the proclamation of governor’s rule is revoked or varied by a subsequent proclamation, according to a gazette notification.
The six-year term of the current assembly ends in March, 2021.
Vohra’s own tenure comes to an end on June 25 but he is expected to continue until further orders.
NN Vohra called-off an all-party meeting
Narinder Nath Vohra is a retired 1959 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre and the current and 12th Governor of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, he is the first civilian Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 18 years. Vohra has also served as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, Home Secretary of India, Defence Secretary of India and Defence Production Secretary of India.
He has remained the choice of the Central government, irrespective of which party was in power due to his knowledge, expertise and negotiation skills. He has seen Jammu and Kashmir through its worst crises, including the Amarnath agitation row in 2008.
The Manmohan Singh government, which came into power in 2004, continued with him in the job due to his grasp and negotiating talent.
In 2008, he was appointed governor of the state by the UPA government and was reappointed in 2013. Governor’s rule was imposed in 2008, 2014, 2016 and now.