Cabinet approves President’s rule in AP

Cabinet approves President's rule in APNew Delhi: In its last Cabinet meet before the General Elections, the United Progressive Alliance today approved imposition of President’s Rule in Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan had recommended for a spell of central rule after the resignation of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.


Over a week after Parliament passed a bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the central government is yet to decide on the day when two states will formally come into being.

Carving out of Telangana has brought about several vexed issue related to Andhra Pradesh bifurcation, including that of the electoral and government machinery that need to be settled to ensure smooth and fair elections in two separate states.

Keeping the law and order under control in an emotive atmosphere, especially in Hyderabad and Seemandhra and Rayalaseema, is another crucial area that would need a longer period of cooling off, sources said.

Bureau Report

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