Jharkhand Governor reviews situation after president’s rule approved

January 19th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Jan 19 (IANS) Jharkhand governor Syed Sibte Razi Monday reviewed the situation in the state with top government and police officials after the central cabinet approved imposition of president’s rule in the state. According to an official in governor house, the Razi summoned state Chief Secretary A.K. Basu and Director General of Police (DGP) V.D. Ram and took stock of the situation in the state.

“The chief secretary and DGP apprised the governor about the law and order situation and development work going on in the state. The chief secretary also apprised the governor about the strike of state employees and junior doctors of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS),”the official told IANS.

According to sources, the governor directed the chief secretary to hold talks with the striking personnel to end the strike. Razi also expressed concern about the law and order situation.

The central cabinet earlier Monday approved the governor’s recommendation to impose president’s rule in the state as the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) did not put forward any alternative leader to head the government following the resignation of Chief Minister Shibu Soren.

The political uncertainty in the state began Jan 8 after Soren lost the key Tamar assembly byelection.

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