Karnataka again under President's rule
Karnataka comes under Central rule for the second time in over a month as government prepared to bring a motion for dissolution of the Assembly.delhi Updated: Nov 20, 2007 21:32 IST
Karnataka on Tuesday came under Central rule for the second time in over a month as government prepared to bring a motion for dissolution of the Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday.
The Union Cabinet met early this morning, just before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to leave for Singapore, and recommended imposition of President's rule and keeping the House under suspended animation while the dissolution proposal would be brought before Parliament, currently in session.
President Pratibha Patil signed the proclamation on President's rule after receiving the recommendation from the Cabinet in the wake of collapse of the week-old BJP Government after coalition partner JD(S) decided to vote against the Government in the Assembly on Monday.
"Tomorrow we are bringing in both the Houses of Parliament the proclamation of President's Rule in Karnataka," Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Damunsi said hours after the Cabinet meeting.