Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi recommends President ruleJanuary 16th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Jan 16 (ANI): Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi on Friday recommended Presidents rule in the state following a deepening political crisis in the state in the wake of the Assembly by-elections in which the chief minister Shibu Soren lost to a relative newcomer.
Earlierin the day, hundreds of workers of Jharkhand ‘’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration outside the governor’’s residence, demanding President’’s rule in the state.
The Congress party, earlier in the day, stated said that Jharkhand was inching towards President’’s rule and that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) was ”not making any serious efforts to solve the crisis”
On January 8, Jharkhand Party’’s Gopal Krishan Patar alias Raja Peter in the Tamar constituency in Ranchi district had trounced Jharkhand chief minister Shibu Soren, who was regarded as invincible in the state.
The poll outcome not only left the UPA red-faced but triggered a constitutional crisis in the state as Soren was trying to fulfil the obligation of becoming a member of the state House within six months of being appointed chief minister.
The Dumka MP, sworn in CM on August 27 last year, could get only 25,124 votes against 34,186 polled by Peter. The Jharkhand Party, which had only one MLA -Enos Ekka, who was sacked recently by Soren has now increased its tally to two in the 81-member House. NDA has 35 MLAs.
Constitutional experts said the UPA leadership now has two options: either appoint another consensus CM or opt for President’’s rule in Jharkhand.
The 28th state of the Indian Union was brought into existence by the Bihar reorganization Act on November 15, 2000 - the birth anniversary of the legendary Bhagwan Birsa Munda. (ANI)
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