• How did Centre bypass Cabinet and lift President’s rule in Maharashtra?

    How did Centre bypass Cabinet and lift President’s rule in Maharashtra?

    Published Date : 23-Nov-2019 10:13:22 IST

    Centre invoked Rule 12 of Transaction of Business Rules, 1961, to revoke President’s rule in Maharashtra without Union Cabinet’s approval. Under Rule 12, the PM has special powers to bypass the need for Union Cabinet’s recommendation for revocation of President’s Rule, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “PM has the power to give ex post facto approval,” he added.

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