Earlier government to power on lifting President’s rule

Q.  Which of the following is/are true?

1) On lifting President’s rule old government comes back to power
2) The President either suspends or dissolves the state legislative assembly

- Published on 19 Feb 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Both 1 and 2
  • When President’s Rule is withdrawn, the government earlier in power automatically revives. This was noted by senior advocate Kapil Sibal during the hearings in SC on President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • When the President’s Rule is imposed in a state, the President dismisses the state council of ministers headed by the chief minister. The state governor, on behalf of the President, carries on the state administration with the help of the chief secretary of the state or the advisors appointed by the President.

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