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2019-05-24

Cabinet approves dissolution of the Sixteenth Lok Sabha

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Cabinet approves dissolution of the Sixteenth Lok Sabha

Posted On: 24 MAY 2019 7:20PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to the Resolution advising the President to dissolve the Sixteenth Lok Sabha, which was constituted on 18.05.2014.

Background:

Article 83(2) of the Constitution stipulates that the House of the People, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for five years from the date appointed for its first meeting and no longer and the expiration of the said period of five years shall operate as dissolution of the House.  The first meeting of the Sixteenth Lok Sabha was held on June 4, 2014, when members were administered oath and affirmation.  The life of the present Lok Sabha is, therefore, to expire on June 3, 2019, unless the President dissolves it earlier.

A statement showing the last dates of the polls, dates of the constitution, first sitting and expiration of term and dissolution of the First to Fifteenth Lok Sabha is attached.

DATES OF POLL, CONSTITUTION, FIRST SITTING, EXPIRY OF THE TERM AND DISSOLUTION OF LOK SABHA



(First to Fifteenth Lok Sabha) Lok SabhaLast Date of PollDate of the ConstitutionDate of the first sittingDate of expiry of Term(Article 83(2) of theConstitution)Date of Dissolution
123456
First21.02.195202.04.195213.05.195212.05.195704.04.1957
Second15.03.195705.04.195710.05.195709.05.196231.03.1962
Third25.02.196202.04.196216.04.196215.04.196703.03.1967
Fourth21.02.196704.03.196716.03.196715.03.1972*27.12.1970
Fifth10.03.197115.03.197119.03.197118.03.1977*18.01.1977
Sixth20.03.197723.03.197725.03.197724.03.1982*22.08.1979
Seventh06.01.198010.01.198021.01.198020.01.198531.12.1984
Eighth28.12.198431.12.198415.01.198514.01.199027.11.1989
Ninth26.11.198902.12.198918.12.198917.12.1994*13.03.1991
Tenth15.06.199120.06.199109.07.199108.07.199610.05.1996
Eleventh07.05.199615.05.199622.05.199621.05.2001*04.12.1997
Twelfth07.03.199810.03.199823.03.199822.03.2003*26.04.1999
Thirteenth04.10.199910.10.199920.10.199919.10.2004*06.02.1904
Fourteenth10.05.200417.05.200402.06.200401.06.200918.05.2009
Fifteenth13.05.200918.05.200901.06.200931.05.201418.05.2014
Sixteenth12.05.201418.05.201404.06.201403.06.2019
Seventeenth19.05.2019

* 1. Mid-term polls were held, dissolution took place even before the elections.

2. Last dates of poll in column (2) are based on reports of Election Commission.

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Source: PIB
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