Jharkhand: Cabinet recommends President's Rule

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 08:58 hrs

Amid political turmoil in Jharkhand, the Union Cabinet on Thursday recommended imposition of President's Rule in the state.

As per the present situation in Jharkhand, the political parties or combination of parties in the state are not in a position to form the government after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government fell last week.

The note prepared by the Home Ministry on the basis of Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed´s report was placed before the Union Cabinet on Thursday, reports said.

In his second report on the political crisis in the state to the Centre, Ahmed reportedly called for keeping the Assembly under suspended animation and the imposition of President´s Rule.

The state plunged into political crisis last week after Shibu Soren´s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) withdrew its support from the BJP-led government.

Political crisis in Jharkhand further deepened as Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Jan 8 submitted his resignation to the Governor after JMM formally withdrew support from the government over differences in connection to the rotation policy of the chief ministerial post.

This is the young state´s third stint under President´s Rule.

BJP and JMM have 18 members each in the 82-member state Assembly.

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