Union cabinet to meet today; recommend dissolution of 16th LS
New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): The Union Cabinet will meet on Friday evening to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The meet will be held a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA is all set to retain power.
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 June 3.
The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3 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.
After the meeting of the Union Cabinet, the Council of Ministers, which also comprises ministers of state, will meet at the South Block office of the prime minister, official sources said on Thursday.