Article 356 of the Constitution of India empowers the President to withdraw from the Union the executive and legislative powers of any state “if he is 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”.
The Supreme Court has stayed until April 27, the next date of hearing of the Centre’s appeal against the order of the Uttarakhand High Court that set aside the imposition of President’s Rule in the state.
A legal battle looms over the dismissal of the Uttarakhand govt. This is what Supreme Court’s Bommai judgment said on the use and abuse of Art. 356, the federal structure, roles of President and Governor.