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Cabinet approves dissolution of the Sixteenth Lok Sabha

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 Sabha

 

Last Date of Poll

 

Date of the Constitution

 

Date of the first sitting

 

Date of expiry of Term (Article 83(2) of the Constitution)

 

Date of Dissolution

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

First

 

21.02.1952

 

02.04.1952

 

13.05.1952

 

12.05.1957

 

04.04.1957

 

Second

 

15.03.1957

 

05.04.1957

 

10.05.1957

 

09.05.1962

 

31.03.1962

 

Third

 

25.02.1962

 

02.04.1962

 

16.04.1962

 

15.04.1967

 

03.03.1967

 

Fourth

 

21.02.1967

 

04.03.1967

 

16.03.1967

 

15.03.1972

 

*27.12.1970

 

Fifth

 

10.03.1971

 

15.03.1971

 

19.03.1971

 

18.03.1977

 

*18.01.1977

 

Sixth

 

20.03.1977

 

23.03.1977

 

25.03.1977

 

24.03.1982

 

*22.08.1979

 

Seventh

 

06.01.1980

 

10.01.1980

 

21.01.1980

 

20.01.1985

 

31.12.1984

 

Eighth

 

28.12.1984

 

31.12.1984

 

15.01.1985

 

14.01.1990

 

27.11.1989

 

Ninth

 

26.11.1989

 

02.12.1989

 

18.12.1989

 

17.12.1994

 

*13.03.1991

 

Tenth

 

15.06.1991

 

20.06.1991

 

09.07.1991

 

08.07.1996

 

10.05.1996

 

Eleventh

 

07.05.1996

 

15.05.1996

 

22.05.1996

 

21.05.2001

 

*04.12.1997

 

Twelfth

 

07.03.1998

 

10.03.1998

 

23.03.1998

 

22.03.2003

 

*26.04.1999

 

Thirteenth

 

04.10.1999

 

10.10.1999

 

20.10.1999

 

19.10.2004

 

*06.02.1904

 

Fourteenth

 

10.05.2004

 

17.05.2004

 

02.06.2004

 

01.06.2009

 

18.05.2009

 

Fifteenth

 

13.05.2009

 

18.05.2009

 

01.06.2009

 

31.05.2014

 

18.05.2014

 

Sixteenth

 

12.05.2014

 

18.05.2014

 

04.06.2014

 

03.06.2019

 

 

 

Seventeenth

 

19.05.2019