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What is Article 356?

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”.

When Centre targets state

President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.


As Harish Rawat faces Uttarakhand floor test today, recalling use, misuse of Art 356

The decades of the 70s and 80s were especially notorious for its misuse — and almost all dispensations have used the provision during their time in power at the Centre.

On session eve, Oppn wants to discuss Article 356; Speaker says matter sub judice

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.

Over 100 blows old, Article 356 is a hammer that all govts love

The determination of breakdown of constitutional machinery may be done by the President at any time, either upon receipt of a report from the Governor, or suo motu.

Article 356: ‘Sow a wind, reap whirlwind’

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.


What is Article 356?

Article 356, is one of the articles among the Emergency provisions of the Indian Constitution. It is an Article in part XVIII (Articles 352-360).

Shifting to the state

A structural change is afoot. It holds great promise for India.

Put Wazir-e-Azam,Sadr-e-Riyasat on J&K table: Interlocutors

Expected soon,report by interlocutors says discuss autonomy,its ‘erosion’ post-’52.

Delhi stage set,missing cops’ kin board train with Trinamool leader

Seeking to put the beleaguered state government on the mat and press for the imposition of Article 356 in the state...