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Powers of Lieutenant Governor in India
Powers of Lieutenant Governor in India

The Lieutenant Governor plays a significant constitutional role. The Indian Constitution has bestowed similar powers and functions on the Governors and Lt. Governors as enjoyed by the President of India. In India, the rank of Lt. Governor is present in the Union Territories (UTs) of Delhi (which is a state too), Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry. Role and Functions of Lieutenant Governor Like Governor, Lt. Governor acts as the titular head of the UT whereas the real power is exercised by the chief minister (CM) and his council of ministers. In the Articles 239 and 239AA [...]Read more

Provisions of Anti-Defection Law in India
Provisions of Anti-Defection Law in India

The Anti-Defection Law was enacted through the 52nd Amendment in 1985 and enshrined in the Tenth Schedule. This Act lays down the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to a different political party. The law was enacted at the initiative of the Rajiv Gandhi-led government that came to power with a thumping majority in the wake of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Why is Anti Defection Law needed? The Rajiv Gandhi government was spurred to introduce this law as several defections were witnessed in the eighties. The Amendment [...]Read more

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