New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has recommended President Pranab Mukherjee to revoke President’s rule in Jharkhand, a minister said on Thursday. The Cabinet decision comes after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) staked claim to form a new government in the state with support from Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Independents.

"The Cabinet has appealed to the President to revoke the Central rule in Jharkhand," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters while briefing them on cabinet decisions.

The President's rule in the state ends on July 18. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed on Wednesday recommended President's rule in the state to be revoked.

The new alliance claims the support of 43 members in the 81-member state assembly. On Tuesday, JMM Legislature Party Leader Hemant Soren handed over a list of supporters to the Governor and expressed his readiness to form the government.

President's rule was imposed in the state on January 18 after the JMM withdrew its support from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance on January 8.

(Agencies)

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