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Jharkhand Governor recommends President's rule in the state

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Jan 09, 2013 at 04:47pm IST

Ranchi: A day after the resignation of Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed on Wednesday recommended President's rule in the state. The developments have taken place in the state after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) withdrew its support to coalition government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Arjun Munda had, while submitting his resignation to the Governor, recommended the dissolution of the state assembly, even as the JMM has been in talks with the Congress to form a coalition and work out numbers.

The JMM had asked the BJP to tell Munda to step down from the post of Jharkhand Chief Minister. Sources said that JMM chief Shibu Soren while asking for a change of leadership within the BJP had told Munda to either step down and transfer power to JMM or to make someone else from the BJP chief minister.

However, the BJP refused to give any commitment to the JMM on sharing power in the mineral-rich state, sources said. The BJP leadership is convinced that the JMM can't be in power in Jharkhand without its support.

The JMM had been threatening to withdraw support to the Arjun Munda-led coalition government for the last few weeks.

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