Nitin Gadkari, Sonia Gandhi to visit Srinagar

Nitin Gadkari and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are scheduled to visit Srinagar on Sunday to offer condolences to the family of late chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Gadkari will call on Mehbooba Mufti at the late chief minister’s ‘Fairview’ residence on the Gupkar Road on Sunday.

At 1:30 p.m. another congregational prayer meeting will be held at the Gupkar Road residence of the Muftis in Srinagar.

After battling for his life for 14 days, Sayeed passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on January 7.

Following refusal of Mehbooba Mufti to be sworn in as the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor’s Rule was imposed in the state.

“After reaching concurrence from the president of India, Governor N.N. Vohra issued a notification today to impose Governor’s Rule in the state,” a Raj Bhavan spokesman said on Saturday.

The Governor’s Rule has been imposed retrospectively with effect from January 8.

Last time the state was brought under the Governor’s Rule was on December 23, 2014, after the state assembly election results threw up a hung verdict.

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