Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired his last Cabinet meeting on Saturday where a resolution in this regard was moved by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who is also Leader of the Lower House, for dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.
After the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath called on the President recommending dissolution of the House.
"The Prime Minister sought time and the President has given time for 12:45 pm on Saturday," Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said.

Singh, who became the Prime Minister in 2004 and retained the post in 2009, addressed the nation before meeting the President.
Later in the day, Singh would host tea for the members of his Council of Ministers after which the President will host a dinner for all of them.
Singh will soon vacate his official residence at 7, Race Course Road and move into a bungalow at 3, Motilal Nehru Road.


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