Jharkhand Governor M O H Farook on Tuesday sent a report to the Centre recommending revocation of President's rule in the state, hours after BJP leader Arjun Munda staked claim to form a new government.
The report was sent after Munda submitted a list of 45 MLAs and paraded 44 of them at the Raj Bhavan, Raj Bhavan sources said.
The other legislator Poulus Surin of the JMM was in judicial custody.
President's Rule was imposed on June 1 with the assembly being put under suspended animation after recommendation by the governor on May 31.
He had given the recommendation after no party came forward to form a government following JMM president Shibu Soren resigning from the chief minister's post on May 30.
In the event of Munda being invited to form the government, it will be the eighth government after Jharkhand was carved out from Bihar on November 15, 2000, and would be Munda's third term.
Babulal Marandi was the first chief minister before Munda took over from him. In between Madhu Koda held the post once and Soren thrice.