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Lt. Governor Recommended imposition of President's Rule in Delhi

Dec 17, 2013 11:01 IST

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung on 16 December 2013 submitted his report to President Pranab Mukherjee, recommending several options including imposition of the President’s rule, with the Assembly kept in suspended animation.

Lieutenant Governor recommended the imposition of President's rule in Delhi in the absence of any party staking claim to form a government.

The Lieutenant Governor also recommended to keep the new Assembly in suspended animation. In his report to the President, Jung listed various options before the Centre as deadlock over the formation of a new government continued.

The report has also cited consultations the Lt. Governor had with the BJP, the single largest party with 31 seats in the 70-member Assembly, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has won 28 seats.

In 2013 Delhi assembly elections BJP emerged as the largest party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its debut emerged as the second largest party pushing the ruling party Congress as the third place.


Constitutional Provision

Under Article 356 of Indian Constitution, the President can dismiss a State Government or dissolve a State Assembly or keep it under suspended animation in the event of a failure of the constitutional machinery in that State.

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