ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Privy Purse Judgment-Implications for the Future

Implications for the Future IT is well known that the Congress Party (even the undivided party was) has been committed to the abolition of privy purses. This is an item on its ten- point programme. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill seeking to abolish the privy purses was introduced in the Lok Sabha and was passed by it. It, however, failed by one vote (or more precisely, by one-third of a vote) to secure the requiredtwo-thirds majority for its admission in the Rajya Sabha. Thereafter the President issued an order on September 6, 1970 derecognising the rulers. The validity of this order was challenged by the rulers of eight former princely States

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