Jharkhand assembly to be dissolved in next few days: PC

"You will hear it in the next few days. We will move for dissolution of the assembly once the Election Commission indicates about the dates. I do not require a recommendation from the governor (for dissolution)," Chidambaram told reporters here.

Jharkhand is under President's Rule with its assembly remaining under suspended animation from January 19 after JMM president Shibu Soren quit from the chief minister's post and no party or alliance staked claim to form a government.

Lauding the state's progress during the President's Rule, Chidambaram expressed confidence that the people would vote wisely in the next election.

"They will bring into office a government that continues the work taken up during President's Rule," he said pointing out that though the democratic system has shortcomings, it is still the best system for a diverse country like India. I think what the President's Rule has demonstrated is that with a firm hand and a clear direction it is possible to bring about development, and what Jharkhand needs more than anything else is development."

Chidambaram said he was impressed with the performance of the NREGA, Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yozana and rural electrification. The last date for claims under the Forest Rights Act has been extended till December 31 this year, he said.

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