Barely two-and-a-half months after the Delhi Assembly elections, which brought the Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal to power, Central rule was imposed in the State.

Mr. Kejriwal quit the post last week after the Assembly rejected the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill at the admission stage itself. In a suo moto statement in Parliament, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said based on the report of the Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the recommendation of the Union Cabinet on April 15, the President has accepted the resignation of Mr. Kejriwal and also approved the imposition of President’s rule while keeping the Legislative Assembly in suspended animation.

The Kejriwal government had recommended dissolution of the Assembly to facilitate fresh elections. An Assembly in suspended animation means that parties can exercise the option of exploring formation of a government at a future date.

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