The government of India has recommended the dissolution of AP Assembly and extension of the President’s Rule beyond the date of April 30, which circumvents the need for convening a special Parliament session for ratifying central rule in the state.
The Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by PM Manmohan Singh has recommended to the President of India the dissolution of the assembly following a report by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, who updated the Central government of the prevailing situation in AP.
This move can help the central government in gaining two more months before approaching the Parliament to mandatorily ratify President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh. This would mean that the politicians will have no control or power for the said period.
President’s rule was imposed in AP on March 1 2014 after Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as Chief Minister in protest against Parliament’s nod for bifurcation for creating Telangana state. The official date for declaring Telangana a state is on June 2nd so it has to be seen whether that target will be achieved.