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Okays setting up of State Administrative Council

Srinagar, Jun 21: Governor N N Vohra has called an all-party meeting here tomorrow to discuss the situation in the wake of the implementation of Governor’s rule in the state, officials said today.

Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s rule yesterday, 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 tomorrow (Friday) evening.

Meanwhile Vohra today approved the establishment of State Administrative Council and also reviewed all the major matters which were pending approval of the chief minister, when the PDP-BJP government collapsed.

During his visit to the State Civil Secretariat today, the Governor held extensive discussions with chief secretary to review all major matters which were pending approval of the chief minister and the cabinet, an official spokesperson said here.

Vohra took decisions on several important matters, including a few pending postings and transfers, he said.

The spokesperson said regarding the matters which are to be considered and decided by the state cabinet, the governor approved the establishment of the State Administrative Council and asked the chief secretary to instruct the administrative secretaries concerned to finalise, within the next three days, all cases which require to be submitted to the council.

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