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Jharkhand: Govt decides against Presidential reference

March 11, 2005 14:22 IST

The Union government is understood to have decided against making a Presidential reference on the Supreme Court's order in the Jharkhand assembly case.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday had ordered the Shibu Soren-led government in Jharkhand to prove its majority on the floor of the House on March 11.

Also see: Jharkhand trust vote on Mar 11 -- SC

Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi, who had, in a controversial decision, invited Soren to form the government when the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance appeared to have the numbers in its favour, had fixed March 15 for the trial of strength.

The SC order came on a petition filed by former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda challenging Razi's decision to invite Soren to form the government in the state.

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Sub: Jharkhand: No presidential reference

It is a good development that the congress-led coalition governemnt in Delhi saw wisdom in not pursuing the ill-considered move to initiate a presidential reference. ...


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