Governor asks Shibu Soren to prove majority by Jan 8

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Ranchi, Dec 28 (ANI) : Jharkhand Governor K.Shankarnaraynan on Monday asked Chief Minister designate Shibu Soren to prove majority on the floor of the assembly by January 8.

According to Raj Bhawan sources the time of oath taking on Wednesday has also been preponed to 10.30 in the morning.

Meanwhile, the Centre has recommended lifting of the President Rule in the state, which was existing since January.

Earlier in the day addressing a joint press conference with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari in Mumbai, Soren expressed confidence that the new alliance comprising Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the BJP and the All Jharkhand Student's Union (AJSU) would provide a stable government in the state.

"Jharkhand needs a stable government at this crucial juncture," e said,

Soren also added that he is aware of the functioning of Gadkari and is confident that the alliance will work well.

"Though the Jharkhand is a mineral-rich state, the people there are poor and only a stable government can help improve the situation," Soren said.

Gadkari said all the alliance partners will evolve a common programme for governance in Jharkhand. (ANI)

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