Cabinet approves President rule for Jharkhand

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Jharkhand
Ranchi, June1:The Union Cabinet on Tuesday, June 1 recommended to President Pratibha Patil to impose Presidential rule in Jharkhand after the resignation of Chief Minister Shibu Soren.

The Cabinet decided to recommend to the President to keep the state Assembly suspended and impose Central rule.

Jharkhand Governor M O H Farooq had sent his report to the Centre on Monday, May 31 after Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave up efforts to form a government.

Farooq took the decision after consulting with all the mahor political parties in Jharkhand

The Soren government was reduced to a minority on May 24 when BJP, with 18 MLAs and Janata Dal (United) (JDU) with two, withdrew support to it. The JMM, with 18 MLAs and having the support of seven other legislators, was short of the required 42 in the 82-member House.

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