Parliament nod for president's rule in Jharkhand
In the midst of a bedlam created by the opposition over spiralling prices, both houses of parliament today approved without a debate the imposition of president's rule in Jharkhand.india Updated: Jul 29, 2010 17:11 IST
In the midst of a bedlam created by the opposition over spiralling prices, both houses of parliament on Thursday approved without a debate the imposition of president's rule in Jharkhand.
A statutory resolution approving president's rule was put to voice vote and adopted in the Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha.
In the Lok Sabha, when Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken tabled the resolution, opposition members trooped to the speaker's podium demanding adjournment of the house to pave the way for a debate over the rising prices of essential commodities.
The legislation was adopted by a voice vote amid the din.
In the Rajya Sabha, the resolution was moved by Minister of State for Home Mulapally Ramachandran and passed amid an uproar.
Jharkhand was put under president's rule June 1 after the Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew its support to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led government.
The state assembly has been kept in suspended animation.