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Part III - Gain Complete Insights into S. R Bommai Case
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With reference to SR Bommai case the discussion continues in this lesson too. Here, Bhavin throws light on some more facts discussed in the supreme court about this case. He explains the views of court on appropriate time for the dissolution of legislative assembly and powers of a supreme court to revive legislative assembly. Lastly, he also tells how the victory at the center will not affect the state government even after having the ​majority.

Bhavin Sangoi
BA Political Science and Psychology, Mumbai University. Teaching Polity, Economics and international relations for 7 years.

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Good effort!!!keep doing !! thanks
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You are awesome sir, feels like someone is reading a thriller story to us, kudos to you
sir, does the power to conduct floor test is a discretionary power to governor!?. If not what if cm doesnt allow governor to summon the house.(between a 2 seesions gap of 6 months)..what if 6 months are exceeded! Who is going to ultimately summon the house
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
No, power to summon the House is not discretionary. House is summoned either on the recommendation of government or when notice for breaching no confidence motion is given by opposition. However it's the duty of the government to summon House in maximum six months. If CM doesn't fulfill his constitutional responsibility then Governor can nudge him to do what is expected.
Sir, can you please explain the difference between floor test and a composite floor test.
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
Floor test is usually done of sitting CM or any one candidate claiming to have majority. In regular floor test if CM or candidate claiming to hold majority fails then his government falls. Whereas in composite floor test MLA'S are told to choose from two rival claimants. This is done when two persons or factions claim that they have majority support. Composite floor test is not mentioned in constitution, it is an innovation of SC in 1998, when it ordered to hold composite floor test in UP between Jagdambika Pal from Congress and Kalyan Singh from BJP.
Hitesh Sharma
3 years ago
Thanks for an elaborated response. Love the way you teach.
  1. Course Name: In-depth study of Centre State Relations Lesson Name: SR Bommai Case - III PRESENTED BY BHAVIN SANGO

  2. About me B.A in Political Science & Psychology Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains VTeaching Indian Polity, International Relations, economics &mental Ability since 5 years Experience of teaching for various competitive exams such as NTSE, CET & UPSC Course Fee: CONTRIBUTE Follow me on:

  3. Necessity of the floor test The question that whether the Council of ministers enjoys the confidence of the House or not should be settled only on the floor of the House

  4. Appropriate time for the dissolution of legislative Assembly The President shall exercise it only after the Proclamation is approved by both Houses of Parliament under clause (3) and not before. Until such approval, the President can only suspend the Legislative Assembly by suspending the provisions of Constitution relating to the Legislative Assembly under sub-clause (c) of clause (1).

  5. Power of SC to revive legislative assembly If the Court strikes down the proclamation, it has the power to restore the dismissed Government to office and revive and reactivate the Legislative Assembly wherever it may have been dissolved or kept under suspension. In such a case, the Court has the power to declare that acts done, orders passed and laws made during the period the Proclamation was in force shall remain unaffected and be treated as valid.

  6. No effect of victory at Center state assemblies can't be dissolved solely on the ground of a new political party having come to power with sweeping majority in the Center.