Vicky Nanjappa

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Maharashtra crisis: Governor not bound by advise of council of ministers to dissolve house

The Supreme Court has on several occasions said that the Governor is not bound by the advise of the council of ministers

New Delhi, Jun 23: The role of the Governor and the advise of the council of ministers is back in the narrative as Maharashtra faces a political crisis.

If Uddhav Thackeray decides to dissolve the assembly and go in for fresh elections, the question arises whether the Governor is bound by that decision. The decision to dissolve the assembly can take place only if the Chief Minister and Governor are on the same page like we saw in the case of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in 2018.

Rao had advised the Governor E S L Narasimhan to dissolve the assembly when six months of its term was remaining. The Governor agreed to the same and the assembly was dissolved as both were on the same page.

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