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Cabinet recommends revocation of Prez rule in Jharkhand

July 11, 2013 16:23 IST

The Union Cabinet on Thursday recommended the revocation of President's rule in Jharkhand, two days after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha staked claim to form the next government in the state, along with the Congress.

"The Cabinet today unanimously recommended revocation of President's Rule in Jharkhand," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed had on Wednesady recommended to the Centre revocation of President's Rule, which has been in force since January 18 after the JMM withdrew support to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance.

JMM legislature party leader Hemant Soren had on Tuesday handed over the list of support to the governor and expressed his readiness to form an alternative government.

The JMM is being backed by the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, smaller parties and independents to form the ninth government in Jharkhand.

In lieu of the support, the Congress succeeded in cementing an alliance for next year's Lok Sabha poll. As per the understanding, it will contest 10 of the state's 14 Lok Sabha seats with the JMM's support.

The recommendation observed that as a new alliance has staked claim to form a government with the support of 43 Members of Legislative Assmebly in the 82-member Jharkhand assembly, the central rule may be revoked.

The 43 legislators include 18 of the JMM, 13 of the Congress, five of the RJD, and seven legislators from smaller parties or Independents.

The present assembly's tenure ends in December 2014. This will be the third government in the current assembly's tenure.

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