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Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung recommends President’s rule in Delhi, Pranab will wait for Law Ministry advice

Jung had advised the Assembly against transacting the Jan Lokpal Bill. (Express Archive) Jung had advised the Assembly against transacting the Jan Lokpal Bill. (Express Archive)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: February 15, 2014 1:27 pm | Updated: February 15, 2014 7:10 pm

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Saturday recommended President’s rule in Delhi. He recommended that the Assembly must be kept in suspended animation. A final decision will now be taken by President Pranab Mukherjee on the advice sought by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.

Earlier on Saturday, Jung sent a report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the political situation in Delhi in the wake of resignation of the Aam Aadmi Party government.

Jung has also forwarded the resignation of AAP government to the President along with the report.

Sources said the Lt Governor has sent a “factual report” on the situation in the national capital and has not mentioned whether national capital should be put under a spell of central rule or dissolve the House for holding elections along with Lok Sabha polls.

The AAP government yesterday had recommended to the Lt Governor to dissolve the assembly and hold fresh elections.

Kerjriwal on Friday resigned as Delhi Chief Minister shortly after his government was defeated on the issue of tabling of the Janlokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly in the face of a united resistance by outside supporter Congress and opposition BJP.

Jung had advised the Assembly against transacting the Jan Lokpal Bill which he said should have prior clearance of central government.

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