Punjab cabinet recommends Governor for dissolution of 15th Punjab assembly

Chandigarh, March 11 : The Punjab Cabinet on Friday gave approval to recommend State Governor Banwarilal Purohit for dissolution of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. A decision to this effect was taken during a virtual Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at his official residence here Friday morning. Stating this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said Punjab Governor is authorised to dissolve the State Legislature as per sub-clause (b) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India. This move being a Constitutional necessity would now eventually pave a way for formation of 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. At the end of the meeting, the Chief Minister thanked all his cabinet colleagues, officers, employees and people for overall development and maintaining peace and tranquillity in the state during the tenure of the present government. He also congratulated the incoming government and hoped that the new government would earnestly implement the promises made to the people. He also hoped that the decisions taken by his government in the public interest such as reduction of electricity rates, slashing VAT on oil besides decreasing rates of sand and gravel etc. would be continued by the next government. DB SY 1458

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