Governor calls all-party meeting today; Approves establishment of State Administrative Council
Srinagar, Jun 21: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has called an all-party meeting here on Friday (today) to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation of Governor’s rule in the state, officials said on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s rule on Thursday, 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”.
The Governor also placed the Legislative Assembly in suspended animation 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.
According to the officials, the Governor has called a meeting of all party heads, including the heads of the state units of the national parties, tomorrow to discuss the situation in the state.
They said the meeting will take place Friday evening.
Meanwhile, during his visit to the State Civil Secretariat on Thursday, the Governor held extensive discussions with Chief Secretary, B.B. Vyas, to review all major matters which were pending approval of the Chief Minister and the Cabinet, when the change of Government took place.
Governor decided several important matters, including a few pending postings and transfers.
“As regards matters which are to be considered and decided by the State Cabinet, the Governor approved the establishment of the State Administrative Council and asked Chief Secretary to instruct the concerned Administrative Secretaries to finalize, within the next three days, all cases which require to be submitted to the Council,” the official spokesperson said.