President Patil dissolves 14th Lok SabhaMay 18th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday dissolved the 14th Lok Sabha with immediate effect.
The President is expected to invite the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, to form the new government on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Dr. Singh met the President and submitted the resignation of the Union Cabinet and recommended the dissolution of the 14th Lok Sabha.
The President has asked Dr. Singh to continue as interim PM till a new government is formed.
In the morning, a meeting of the Union Cabinet was held at the Prime Minister’s official residence and ended with the passing of a resolution to dissolve the 14th Lok Sabha.
The Council of Ministers submitted their resignations to Singh, before the passing of the resolution to dissolve Parliament.
The Ministers also congratulated Dr. Singh on the UPA’s victory in the 2009 general elections.
On Sunday, a crucial meet of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was called to deliberate on government formation and the possible support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) from like-minded parties. (ANI)
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