President Pratibha Patil today dissolved the 14th Lok Sabha with immediate effect paving the way for constitution of the new House which is expected later this month.
The President signed an order to this effect following a recommendation from the outgoing government.
"The Union Cabinet has recommended to the President to dissolve the 14th Lok Sabha with immediate effect. The President has accepted the recommendations and signed an order dissolviong the 14th Lok Sabha," a spokesperson said.
Earlier, the Cabinet adopted a resolution moved by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also Leader
of the Lok Sabha, for dissolution of the House. It was seconded by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Earlier, the Prime Minister has resigned along with the Council of Ministers.