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Union Cabinet recommends dissolution of 15th Lok Sabha

Union Cabinet today recommended dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha, drawing curtains to the term of the House which will go down in history as the most disrupted and wasted in Independent India.

The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, met for the last time and decided to recommend dissolution of the current term of the Lok Sabha, a day after the results of the 16th Lok Sabha were out.

The recommendation was then handed over to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath later said the process to form the next Lok Sabha will commence after the Election Commission sends the notification of the newly-elected members.

“Once the President receives the list from the Election Commission, the President will take an appropriate decision,” he said.

The outgoing term of the House was the most disrupted and wasted in Independent India, with pepper spray incident in the last session marking a new low in parliamentary conduct.

Disruptions have been the order of the day and two years back an entire session was washed out after opposition BJP insisted on its demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam. This was unprecedented.

There was also uproar galore on the demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the coal block allocation scam.

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