Jharkhand Governor in favour of President’s rule

Press Trust of India | | Updated on: Jan 14, 2013

Jharkhand is set for a spell of President’s rule with no party or combination of parties in a position to form a Government in the wake of fall of the BJP-led coalition last week.

Governor Syed Ahmed is learnt to have recommended President’s rule in the State by keeping the Assembly under suspended animation.

The recommendation was made in his second report to the Centre on the political situation in the wake of the resignation of Chief Minister Arjun Munda, who also sought dissolution of the Assembly after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha withdrew support to his Government, official sources said.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is expected to study the report.

The Home Ministry is likely to prepare a note to be presented before the next Cabinet meeting where the Jharkhand situation would be discussed before taking the next course of action.

The Governor also met the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Left parties before sending his report, the sources said.

Jharkhand has twice been placed under President’s rule.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha had on Saturday requested the Governor for more time for Government formation.

Published on January 14, 2013
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