Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde informed Lok Sabha on Monday that the President’s Rule has been imposed effective immediately in New Delhi following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation and his Council of Ministers.
The news comes two days after LG Najeeb Jung rejected outgoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation and refused to dissolve the Delhi Assembly and called for fresh elections. Responding to Jung’s move, Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at him and said that the LG was openly flouting the decisions taken by President Pranab Mukherjee. “I am questioning the logic of his decision,” Kejriwal said, adding that the constitution says that he is bound by the decision taken by the Cabinet of a majority government.
Sources had revealed earlier on Saturday that Jung has conveyed to the Centre that New Delhi be brought under President’s rule as no party was in a clear position to form an alternative government.