Pranab Mukherjee imposed President’s rule on Jharkhand

Jan 19, 2013 11:50 IST

Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 18 January 2013 imposed President’s Rule in Jharkhand. The decision came as a follow up of the recommendation made by the Union Cabinet of India on 17 January 2013 and fall of the state machinery in form of Government on 8 January 2013 after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha the supporting party to BJP led Coalition Government withdrew its support from it.

The President imposed the Rule on the state following the provisions of imposition of President’s Rule on a state mentioned under Article 356 (1) of the Constitution of India, after the failure of Constitutional Machinery in the state.

Madhukar Gupta, the former Union Home Secretary and K. Vijay Kumar, the former Central Reserve Police Force Director General has been appointed as the advisers to the Governor of Jharkhand, Syed Ahmed.

Madhukar Gupta
•    He retired as the Union Home Secretary in June 2009.
•    He is a former Uttrakhand Cadre IAS Officer

K. Vijay Kumar
•    He is an IPS officer of the Tamil Nadu Cadre
•   He has served as an adviser in the Ministry of Home Affairs for dealing with Naxal and internal security issues

Union Cabinet of India Approved President’s Rule in Jharkhand

JMM withdrew support from BJP in Jharkhand and Reduced It to Minority

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