Union Cabinet on 4 November 2014 approved dissolution of Delhi legislative assembly. The approval will pave the way for holding of fresh Election in Delhi.
The decision to conduct fresh elections was made after Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung in its report to the Union government asked to dissolve the Delhi Assembly.
Najeeb Jung sent his report on the latest political situation to President Pranab Mukherjee and the home ministry after meeting leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
All the parties expressed their inability to form the government and said they were in favour of fresh elections.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had asked the L-G to explore the possibility of forming a government by 11 November 2014 as SC had prescribed a mechanism, according to which, the gap between announcement of polls and vote should be about 40 days.
Delhi has been under the President's Rule since February following the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's resignation after 49 days in office.
Who: Union Cabinet
When: 4 November 2014
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