New Delhi, May 18: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and submitted the resignation of the Union Cabinet and recommended the dissolution of the 14th Lok Sabha.
Dr. Singh has stepped down formally as Prime Minister.
Earlier in the day, a meeting of the Union Cabinet was held at the Prime Minister's official residence and ended with the passing of a resolution to dissolve the 14th Lok Sabha.
The Council of Ministers submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, before the passing of the resolution to dissolve Parliament.
The Ministers also congratulated Dr. Singh on the UPA"s victory in the 2009 general elections.
President Patil is expected to call on Dr. Singh to form the next government. She will host a dinner for the outgoing Cabinet on Monday night.
On Sunday, a crucial meet of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was called to deliberate on government formation and the possible support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) from like-minded parties.