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Centre okays Delhi Assembly dissolution

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 4 � Ending months of uncertainty, the Centre today recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly with immediate effect after BJP, AAP and Congress expressed their inability to form a government, reports PTI.

Assembly elections in the national capital are likely to be held early next year.

�The Union Cabinet recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly with immediate effect,� a senior Union Minister said after the brief meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The decision came after the Cabinet considered the report of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in which he had suggested dissolution of the Assembly after his meeting with the BJP, AAP and Congress.

The report by Jung paved the way for holding of fresh polls in the capital which is under President�s Rule since February last after the AAP government quit after ruling for 49 days. With all the three main parties favouring fresh mandate, the LG recommended to the President dissolution of the Assembly. The LG held consultations yesterday with political parties in the wake of the Supreme Court putting the issue on the fast track and giving him time till November 11 to explore the possibility of forming a government.

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