24/05/2019 6:06 PM IST | Updated 24/05/2019 6:09 PM IST

Union Cabinet Passes Resolution To Dissolve 16th Lok Sabha

The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3.

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The Union Cabinet met on Friday and passed a resolution to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha. The Cabinet meeting came a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA retained power with a massive mandate.

After the Cabinet’s recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha, the term of which is ending on 3 June.

The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before 3 June and the process to form a new House will be initiated when the three Election Commissioners meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members, according to PTI.

“The Cabinet and Union Council of ministers will meet this evening,” government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted. He also said that the date of the swearing-in ceremony is yet to be decided. 

The meeting will be followed by the prime minister meeting President Ram Nath Kovind to hand over the resolution recommending the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha and the resignations of the council of ministers, ANI reported.

(With PTI inputs)