Governor Acharya Devvrat dissolved the Himachal Pradesh Legislative assembly with immediate effect under Article 174(2) (b) of the Constitution of India on Thursday.

The notification in this regard has been issued on Thursday by the Governor Secretariat.

Earlier on 19 December, the Governor has requested the present government headed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to continue in office and discharge its functions till the new government is formed on the basis of 2017 Assembly elections results.