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President Dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

Narendra Modi is expected to take oath as a new prime minister next week.

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the 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.

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The president had on Friday accepted the resignation of Modi and his council of ministers but asked them to continue as caretaker until the formation of a new government.

Modi is expected to take oath as a new prime minister next week.

In the just-concluded parliamentary polls, the BJP scored a resounding victory, bagging 303 out of 542 seats. Its arch-rival, the Congress, was way behind at 52.

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