Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicPresident's Rule

Topic: President's Rule

Why President Kovind can be questioned for Maharashtra twist but not accused of illegality

Many have likened the midnight revocation of President’s Rule to the 1975 Emergency. Constitutional experts also question ‘propriety’ of move, but say it’s legal.

First, the Emergency in 1975, now revocation of President’s Rule in Maha: What is Rule 12?

Rule 12 is usually reserved for situations of 'extreme urgency or unforeseen contingency’. Indira Gandhi used it in 1975 and experts are divided on the matter.

Modi govt bypassed Union Cabinet to revoke President’s rule in Maharashtra by citing this rule

As there was no meeting of the Union Cabinet, the central government invoked the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules (12).

Rajasthan CM Gehlot questions ethics of suddenly revoking President’s rule in Maharashtra

"Which direction are they taking democracy to?" Gehlot asked on Twitter, adding that people would teach the BJP a lesson in time.

Maharashtra’s ‘khichdi’ coalition and Shiv Sena lost the race against time

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Congress, NCP hint at alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, will drive a hard bargain

Congress and NCP say they will first discuss a common minimum programme between themselves, before taking it up with the Shiv Sena.

President’s rule imposed in Maharashtra as stalemate over govt formation remains

The Union cabinet had earlier cleared the imposition of President’s Rule, hours before the Governor’s deadline to NCP to prove majority expired.

Cabinet clears President’s Rule in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena moves SC against Governor

The Governor's move to recommend President's Rule is believed to have come after NCP wrote to him asking for more time to secure its numbers.

This is what will happen if no one forms govt in Maharashtra today

Differences between BJP & Shiv Sena over CM post have stalled govt formation in Maharashtra for 2 weeks now. Term of current assembly expires tomorrow.

President’s rule in Karnataka would have been right: T S Krishnamurthy

President's Rule could have avoided the wastage of time, money, horse-trading, bargaining for portfolios, says Krishnamurthy.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


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IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.