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Cabinet recommends President's rule in Delhi

Posted on Feb 15 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 15 : The Union Cabinet on Saturday recommended President's Rule in Delhi and suspended animation of the Delhi Assembly after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital headed by Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday.

The Cabinet's decision will come into effect after promulgation of a notification by President Pranab Mukherjee, which has to be then endorsed by the Parliament through a resolution under Article 356 of the Constitution.

Rejecting AAP's proposal of dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had earlier recommended President's Rule in the national capital.

The Lt Governor also recommended that the Delhi Assembly be put under suspended animation.

"Jung sought the Law Ministry's opinion before recommending President's Rule," CNN-IBN channel reported quoting sources.

Jung rejected the dissolution of the 70-member Delhi Assembly as recommended by the council of ministers headed by Arvind Kejriwal when they met Friday after the AAP decided to quit the government.

Hours after the AAP government-backed Jan Lokpal Bill was not tabled in the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday after remaining in power for 49 days.

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