Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief and former chief minister Shibu Soren resigned from the state assembly on Saturday, an official of the assembly secretariat said.
Soren's resignation was submitted by JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya on his behalf, as the JMM supremo was in his ancestral village in Ramgharh district, performing last rituals of his son Durga Soren, who died of a brain haemorrhage on May 20.
Soren's resignation from the assembly has laid to rest all the speculation on the JMM's moves to form an alterative government in the state. Soren had contested Dumka Lok Sabha and Jamatara assembly by-election and won both. He had to choose one seat within 15 days of being elected.
Jharkhand is under president's rule since Jan 19 as no alliance came forward to form an alterative government in the state, following Soren's resignation after he lost the Tamar by-election and could not become a member of the state assembly within the stipulated six months of becoming chief minister.