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President's rule imposed in Bihar

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | March 07, 2005 22:53 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam gave his assent to the imposition of President's rule in Bihar on Monday.

The Union Cabinet, which met on Monday evening, had recommended imposing President's Rule following the failure of all political parties to form a government in the state.

After the Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said the newly constituted assembly has been placed under suspended animation.

"The Union Cabinet decided to recommend to the President to impose President's rule and keep the Bihar assembly under suspended animation," Patil said.

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As to when the advisors to Governor Buta Singh would be appointed, Patil said this matter would be taken up on Tuesday.

Various names were being mentioned for appointment.

Name of former Punjab director general of police K P S Gill was being mentioned as a security advisor.

When contacted on phone, former super-cop Gill, who is currently in Mathura, said he had no idea about the matter.

"I have heard about this from friends in the media but so far no one has got in touch with me on this count. Let us wait for a couple of days and we would get to know the truth," Gill told

According to sources close to Bihar Raj Bhavan, Governor Buta Singh has favoured appointment of Gill so that he could revamp the police and security systems in Bihar and help the state police in improving the law and order in the state.

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In my opinion, imposition of military rule is the best way to tackle the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar and KPS Gill should ...

Posted by Lakshmi

Sub: President Rule in Bihar should be at least 10 Yrs.

It's good to implement the ptresident rule in Bihar..We all know the codition of Bihar very well...There is too much curruption so if we all ...

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I think the right thing for Bihar is not imposing President's Rule but the Central Govt. should impose Martial Law in the whole state with ...

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HATS OFF to decision taken by Union cabinet to put Mr. Gill as Security Advisor and i could foretell that Bihar will become a land ...

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Every political leader is blaming Mr. Paswan for Prez Rule in Bihar. To some extent it is true also. But his main political game plan ...

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