New Delhi, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

The Union Cabinet today recommended the dissolution of Andhra Pradesh Assembly and extension of President's rule.

President's Rule was imposed in Andhra earlier this year but according to the Constitution, Parliament has to ratify it before April 30. As Parliament cannot be called now, the Cabinet took up the matter.

Meanwhile, the government has initiated the process for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh by the appointed day on June 2 when Telangana comes into existence.

The Centre today constituted a five-member expert committee, headed by K C Siva Ramakrishnan, to study the various alternatives regarding the new capital for the successor state of Andhra Pradesh and make appropriate recommendations.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)