The Union Cabinet on Jan 19 recommended Presidents rule in Jharkhand keeping the Jharkhand assembly in suspended animation. Jharkhand assembly have been kept in suspended animation as the Union Cabinet recommended Presidents rule in the state.
Jharkhand Governor Sayyed Sibte Razi sent a report to the President on Friday, Jan 16. In his report he recommend Central rule in the state. The report was forwarded to the Govt.
In his report Governor cited the political instability after ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led coalition failed to reach a consensus on new Chief Minister after JMM supremo Shibu Soren stepped down on Jan 12.
It can be recalled here that Shibu Soren lost a Assembly by-poll. No other political formation has also come forward to stake claim to form an alternative govt.
The delay in choosing a successor to Soren by the Jharkhand unit of Congress has hinted that there may be imposition of president's rule. Shibu has recommended party MLA Champai Soren as his successor. But it was rejected by his allies Congress, RJD and some independent MLAs which provide crucial support to the Soren ministry.
However main opposition BJP has demanded fresh elections.
OneIndia News (With inputs from agencies)