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President's rule to be imposed in Delhi

As the BJP shied away from forming the government in Delhi, the union cabinet, chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, took the decision to impose President’s rule

New Delhi: The central government on Saturday decided to impose President’s rule in Delhi following the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his council of ministers on Friday. The assembly will now be kept in suspended animation.


Following his resignation, Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have announced a major campaign to clean up the corrupt system

Meanwhile, with its eyes firmly on the Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a major campaign to clean up the corrupt system, even as Kejriwal clarified he had not quit with an eye on the general elections.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shied away from forming the government in Delhi, the union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, took the decision to impose President’s rule following the recommendation of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. Jung rejected the 49-day-old AAP government’s recommendation to dissolve the assembly and call for fresh elections.

The cabinet decision will come into effect after the promulgation of a notification by President Pranab Mukherjee. The decision will need parliament’s nod through a resolution under article 356 of the constitution.

Jung, in his report, also said that President’s rule should be imposed as no party was in a position to form an alternative government.

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