Cabinet recommends president's rule in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 14:20 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday decided to recommend president's rule in Jharkhand, where no party has staked claim to form the government after Arjun Munda resigned as chief minister following the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha withdrawing its support, an official source said.

"The cabinet has decided to recommend imposition of president's rule in Jharkhand," the source told IANS.

The cabinet took the decision on the recommendation of Governor Syed Ahmed, the source said, adding the governor favoured imposing president's rule while keeping the assembly in suspended animation.

The source said that the cabinet decided to accept the governor's recommendation and refer the matter to the president for approval.

The JMM announced its withdrawal of support to the Munda-led Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government Jan 7.

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