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and wishes to expand his army that teaches women self defense.Commenting on the same Akshay has previously informed “I teach Martial Arts to 300 girls every week From Corporate to media to house maids everyone And its all free of cost” On the professional front after the success of her first literary attempt Twinkle has launched her second book titled “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad” a series of short stories For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P B Sawant | Published: August 10 2016 12:20 am To act as the agent of the central government is to act as its extended arm and to ignore and disregard the will of the people in the state is to act undemocratically and dictatorially Top News The recent developments in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh have turned the spotlight on the office of the governor Briefly stated Article 356 read with Article 357 of the Constitution empowers the president to impose president’s rule and to assume to himself both the executive and legislative powers of the state government However before he does so he has to satisfy himself on the basis of a report of the governor or otherwise that “a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution” The object of these two provisions is of course laudable In most cases the article has been invoked with validity for a desired purpose However there have also been cases where it has been abused to serve the interests of the party ruling at the Centre In fact until the Supreme Court in its decision in the SR Bommai versus Union of India laid down specific guidelines for using the power under the said article its use was made by the Central government for dismissing state governments of parties of the Opposition on untenable grounds The most blatant abuse of the article was when the Janata Party won office at the Centre in 1977 It dismissed governments of nine Congress-ruled states on the ground that the electorate had virtually rejected the candidates of the ruling Congress in those states in the general election When the dismissal was challenged the Supreme Court in Rajasthan versus Union of India failed the constitution forgetting that ours is a federal polity whose constituting units have autonomous powers The result was when the Congress returned to power at the Centre in 1980 it dissolved the Opposition-ruled governments in the said nine states The power under Article 356 is not absolute and can be reviewed by the court on grounds that: a) the proclamation has been made upon a consideration which is wholly extraneous or irrelevant to the purpose for which the power under the article has been conferred; b) the exercise of power under the article has been malafide In SR Bommai the following propositions were laid down by the Supreme Court for the use of the article: The presidential proclamation dissolving a state legislative assembly is subject to judicial review; the burden lies on the Central government to prove that relevant material existed to justify the issue of the proclamation; courts may not go into the correctness of the material; it is not the subjective opinion of the governor but the floor test in the assembly which will determine the majority of the government; if the court strikes down the proclamation it has power to restore the dismissed state government to office; and the state government pursuing anti-secular politics is liable to action under the article Although BR Ambedkar speaking in the Constitution Assembly had hoped the power given under the article would rarely be used and it would remain a dead letter the record shows till May 2016 it has been used on no less than 115 occasions The language of Article 356 (i) is very clear Whether it is on the basis of the governor’s report or from any other source the president has to be satisfied that “a situation has arisen” in which “the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution” In other words it is not just a law and order situation public disturbance a non-compliance of one or the other provision of the constitution but a complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery of the state objectively ascertainable which alone can invite president’s rule It has also to be remembered in this connection that the preceding Article 355 casts a duty on the Union government to protect the states against internal disturbance and to ensure that the government of every state is carried on in accordance with the provisions of the constitution Hence before imposing president’s rule under Article 356 on the ground that the government of the state is not being carried on in accordance with the provisions of the constitution the Union has also the responsibility to ensure that it had performed its duty and failed Ours is a federal polity and though it can be converted into a unitary state when grave emergencies like war and external aggression take place or there is an armed rebellion in normal circumstances the federating units have to be given a free hand in running their governments The states are not the vassals of the Central government They are equal partners in the governance of the country In democracy the desire of the people expressed through the election process has to be respected Both the Central government as well as the state governments are elected by the same people and through the same elective process There is therefore no reason to believe that the expression of opinion by the people in one case is more or less sacrosanct than in the other case If the federal polity is to survive it is the duty of the Central government to allow the constituent units to run their governments without undue and uncalled for interference in their functioning So far it is noticed that on most occasions on which president’s rule has been imposed in the state it has been on the basis of the report made by the governor The proper duties and functions of the governor are to protect and promote the interests of the state concerned As head of state he is the father figure in the governance of the state He has therefore to concern himself intimately with the desires interests and welfare of the people of the state Whenever there are difficulties obstructions or hindrances experienced by the state government he has to use his good offices with the Centre to remove them When necessary he has also to give his friendly advice to the state government and to guide it to ensure smooth fair and just governance Although he has been appointed by the Central government (by the president on the advice of the cabinet) he is not an agent of the Central government and should not act as such Unfortunately governors with very rare exceptions have been acting as if they are the employees of the Central government and at its behest and in the interests of the party or parties in power at the Centre This is a negation of the federal polity and democracy To act as the agent of the Central government is to act as its extended arm and to ignore and disregard the will of the people in the state is to act undemocratically and dictatorially This conduct of the governors has been exposed so far on many occasions including in the recent cases of Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand The governors have been sending motivated distorted and partial reports to the Central government as desired by it with the intention of getting rid of the elected state governments It has therefore become necessary both in the interests of the federal polity and democracy that the office of the governor preserves its constitutional sanctity and morality and is used by the incumbent for safeguarding the interests of the country and not those of any political party To ensure impartial and constitutionally correct conduct on the part of the governor therefore it has become necessary that he is either selected by the prime minister and the leader of the opposition jointly or by a committee of Rajya Sabha members belonging to both the ruling as well the opposition party That may effectively prevent the abuse of the power under Article 356 which is otherwise a benevolent power provided by the constitution to tide over an unusual and rare situation arising in a state The writer is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 5 2017 12:11 am DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal (File) Top News The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday sent notices to the AIIMS Director and Delhi Medical Council over alleged stealing of a newborn at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi A woman had alleged in January that one of her newly born twins was stolen from the Safdarjung hospital Her delivery had taken place at the hospital on December 21 2016 DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal has also issued a notice to the Delhi Police for allegedly failing to register a case in this regard The city police has informed the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) that they have sent a report of the case to AIIMS and Delhi Medical Council asking for clarification Maliwal said They have also requested the AIIMS management to form an inquiry committee to look into the case she said The complainant further alleged that the Safdarjung hospital staff stole one of her babies “The woman had gone to a private lab to get her ultrasound done The report clearly shows that there were two live foetuses in her womb” Maliwal said The laboratory had corroborated with the woman’s claim in their reply to the DCW notice served to them she added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Colombo | Published: September 16 2017 4:08 pm Arjuna Ranatunga who has been criticising the current set-up did not turn up for the brainstorming session (Source: File) Related News Sri Lanka’s former World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga chose to stay away from a brainstorming session organised to probe into the Sri Lankan cricket’s decline “I did not take part It was not a sports ministry exercise but something done by the current cricket administration itself” Ranatunga told reporters Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara convened the day-long meeting which was held on Friday where former cricketing greats former administrators and media personnels participated Sri Lanka team has been on a steady decline since 2014 after the departure of the greats like Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena and Thilakaratne Dilshan They recently lost back-to-back home series against minnows Zimbabwe and India There have been accusations that the current Sri Lanka Cricket administration headed by Thilanga Sumathipala who is the deputy speaker in parliament from the ruling coalition is responsible for the team’s present status Jayasekara asked why people like Ranatunga and former opening batsman Sidath Wettimuny who criticise the current set-up did not turn up for the brainstorming session “People were making a lot of noises — some said the SLC voting system was wrong and the others said Sumathipala should be sacked But they did not turn up” said Jayasekara Jayasekara also said that the proposals from different brainstorming sessions held yesterday would be looked into to make the necessary changes in the system For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Congress haslong waged its legal and political battle against Narendra Modi through the medium of Ishrat Jahan’s ghost The recent revelations made by former home secretary GK Pillai former undersecretary in the home ministry RVS Mani and former joint director Rajendra Kumar on the deposition by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Headley suggest that the Congress’ strategy has now boomeranged on the party and in the days to come her ghost will haunt them particularly P Chidambaram — the most eloquent leader of the then UPA government — and Sonia Gandhi’s political adviser Ahmed Patel The revelations made by senior home ministry officials on the Ishrat Jahan case are shocking to say the least unless one is predetermined to suggest that they are all lying or are working with some ulterior motives File image of Ishrat Jahan IBNLive It gives a peep into the political machinations and the extent to which they were executed by the Congress-led UPA government National security was of secondary concern It seems what mattered most was realpolitik gains — target Modi then chief minister of Gujarat who was posing a challenge to the Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi regime It took priority over everything else This couldn’t be done except by first portraying that Ishrat was an innocent aspiring Mumbra girl who was killed in cold blood by the Gujarat Police on 15 June 2004 along with Javed Ghulam Sheikh (born Pranesh Pillai) Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar (last two Pakistani nationals) It didn’t matter if the LeT website and its mouthpiece owned them as its martyrs The issue of two affidavits filed by the UPA government in less than two months — first on 6 August 2009 and then on 30 September 2009 — thus becomes important While the first affidavit said Ishrat and her associates were terrorists the second affidavit contradicted it by saying there was no conclusive evidence to prove that these persons killed in the alleged encounter were terrorists In this context the statements made by Pillai Kumar and Mani and depositions made by Headley assume significance — implying that the CBI investigation was not done on merit and was guided by the political considerations of the UPA government?This is something that has only been discussed privately among some intelligence and security officials so far. do you know you have established a new record for the first time in 60 years. 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