ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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POWER-Waiting for the Foreign Investor

Self-Made Predicament THE Jabalpur high court judgment on the BJP appeal against the dismissal of the Madhya Pradesh government and the imposition of the presidents rule along with the dissolution of the stale legislature has given rise to an extremely embarrassing situation for the Narasimha Rao government. There is, however, a widespread legal view that since the use of Article 356 rests with the subjective satisfaction of the president, its propriety cannot be questioned by the courts. While the legal aspect of the issues will be officially settled when the union government's projected appeal comes up before the Supreme Court, the political imbroglio on the basic question will continue to linger. Article 356 of the Indian Constitution which empowers the union government to dismiss a state government, dissolve a state legislature and bring the state under president's rule

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