President’s rule in MeghalayaMarch 18th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The central government Wednesday imposed president’s rule in Meghalaya, a day after the state government narrowly survived a trust vote with the help of the assembly speaker.
Briefing reporters here after a meeting of the union cabinet, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said: “The cabinet received a report from the (Meghalaya) governor on the events yesterday (Tuesday, during the trust vote). He has stated that there’s a breakdown in the constitutional machinery and has recommended president’s rule. The report has been accepted and a recommendation made to the president.”