Soumen
in Constitutional Law Human Rights Law
Asked March 01, 2014

Consequences of President's Rule

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Apparently the governor of Andhra Pradesh has recommended president's rule after chief minister Kiran kumar reddy resigned on 19th feb in protest against the bifurcation. I guess this is because re-election can't happen for the two new states along with the general elections right? What would change in the running of the state is the president's rule is imposed?

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Saumya Kumar
In the normal process, the State Government works as per the direction of the Chief Minister and his council of Ministers in the name of the Governor. Being a quasi federal nation, the Central Government cannot interfere in the functioning of the State Government with respect to matters mentioned in List II Schedule 7 of the Constitution. In the case where the constitutional machinery of the State breaks down, Article 356 of the Constitution is imposed and the power to regulate the State moves to the Governor who acts under the President. Since the President acts on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, therefore the Governor functions as per the requirements of the Central Government. The State Government and the State Legislature has no power to carry out its usual activities as provided in the Constituion, instead those powers are transfered to the Union Government and the Parliament
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