Cabinet recommends president’s rule in Jharkhand

January 19th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government Monday recommended imposition of president’s rule in Jharkhand, keeping the 81-member state assembly under suspended animation, official sources said.This was decided at a brief unscheduled meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

According to reliable sources, Governor Syed Sibte Razi faxed a letter to the central government late Sunday saying that the political instability in the state since the resignation of Shibu Soren as chief minister on Jan 12 had led to uncertainty.

Soren resigned following his defeat in the Tamar by-election.

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