Elections 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind Dissolves 16th Lok Sabha
Updated: May 25, 2019 15:04 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on recommendation of the Union cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
A communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said the President dissolved the Lok Sabha after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made such a recommendation Friday.
"The President has accepted the advice of the Cabinet on 24.05.2019 and signed the Order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha," it said.
The President had on Friday accepted the resignation of PM Modi and his council of ministers but asked them to continue as caretaker until formation of a new government.
Modi is expected to take oath as a new Prime Minister next week.