Jharkhand President’s Rule approved by Parliament

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Jharkhand President’s Rule approved by Parliament

The Parliament approved President’s rule in Jharkhand on Thursday without any debates. It also passed easily in Rajya Sabha, both houses clearing it through the voice vote.

Jharkhand went to Assembly Polls only last year, but as has been the fate of the state, this Govt was again a coalition Govt, which fell apart in just under a year’s time. Jharkhand state was created in November 2000 and since then it has already seen 7 Chief Ministers.

2009 polls was expected to return a decisive vote for one coalition. But Jharkhand again voted on the basis of caste and some prominent political figures, instead of voting for honest candidates. As a result, JMM was able to match BJP with 18 seats each. A coalition Govt was then formed, which fell through after a masterstroke by Congress.

President’s rule was imposed in the state in June clearing way for a Pseudo Governance by Congress in the state. Jharkhand may go to polls again later this year or early next year. Bihar Assembly Polls are scheduled in Nov 2010 and West Bengal and Kerala will face elections early next year.

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