2 July : The Union Cabinet in its meeting today approved the continuance of President’s rule in the State of Jharkhand beyond 18th July 2009. The Governor of Jharkhand, in his report dated 16th June, 2009 had informed that after the lapse of almost five months since the imposition of President’s Rule in the State, the political situation impasse still continues and no political party or group has uptill now staked claim to form the Government in Jharkhand.
The Governor had accordingly recommended extension of President’s Rule in the State. The same shall be placed before the Parliament in the Budget Session.The President of India had issued a Proclamation imposing President’s Rule under article 356 of the Constitution in the State of Jharkhand on 19th January 2009, keeping the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation. In terms of the first proviso to clause (4) of article 356 of the Constitution, the aforesaid Proclamation of President shall cease to operate on the expiration of a period of six months from the date of issue, unless, a Resolution approving the continuance in force of the Proclamation is passed by both House of Parliament.