Delhi governor recommends President’s Rule after Kejriwal resigns

After resignation by Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, the Union Cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given its nod to President’s Rule. Governor Najeeb Jung’s had submitted a report to the Centre opposing the dissolution of the Delhi Assembly recommending President rule.


After being defeated in the Delhi Assembly over the introduction of Jan Lokpal Bill, Kejriwal decided to quit as Chief Minister of Delhi. In a meeting with council of ministers, he recommended dissolution of Delhi government.

Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Mr. Jung saying that the governor was openly flouting decision of assembly dissolution recommended by the Council of Ministers headed by Mr. Kejriwal. However Kejriwal said that he is bound by the decision taken by the Cabinet.

The decision of President’s rule keeps the field wide open for any political party or an alliance of parties with majority to form a government in future. The Assembly elections in 2013 end did not give a clear majority to any political.

AAP with 28 seats and the outside support of 8 Congress MLAs formed the government in December 2013. BJP had won 31 seats which is short of the majority of 36 seats.

The decision of the Cabinet will come into effect after announcement of the notification by President Pranab Mukherjee. It has to be endorsed also by Parliament through a resolution.