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Prez accepts LG Recommendation to dissolve Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Nov 04: A day after BJP, AAP and Congress batted for fresh polls in the national capital, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday accepted Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's recommendation of dissolution of the Assembly.

The President has sent the LG's report to the union cabinet, which is to meet at 1 pm today.

The Election Commission will then announce the dates for fresh polls in Delhi, which was the AAP seeking for following the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of the state in February.

According to media reports, the polls may be held as early as possible along with the last phase polling on December 20 in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, or likely to be held in January-February next year.

LG recommended the dissolution of assembly after he called all the parties to discuss the possibility of the government formation to end the eight-month-long political uncertainty in Delhi.

BJP was first invited to take the power being the single largest party in the assembly with 29 legislators. However, it expressed its inability to form the government as it falls short of majority.

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