President Rule

President’s Rule refers to the enactment of the article 355 of Indian constitution. It leads to the suspension of state government and imposition of direct Central Government rule in a state. The article states that the duty of union is to protect state against external aggression and internal disturbance. The executive authority is then exercised by the centrally appointed governor.

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President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

23 Nov 2019

President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.

Maharashtra: Governor suggests President's Rule, sends report to Centre

12 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Governor suggests President's Rule, sends report to Centre

In a bid to end the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to Centre stating that President's Rule is the best thing that can happen to the state.

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

01 Jul 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a statutory resolution for the extension of President's rule in Jammu & Kashmir for six more months with effect from July 3.

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

19 Dec 2018

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.

Karunanidhi: 5 facts about Kalaignar, the sun of DMK

07 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi: 5 facts about Kalaignar, the sun of DMK

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital, sending his sea of followers across the country in deep mourning.

BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

22 Jul 2017

BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

BJP national secretary and MP Maheish Girri has demanded the dismissal of the AAP government in Delhi over "incompetence". President's Rule should be imposed, he said.

Kalikho Pul's widow withdraws letter to CJI seeking CBI probe

24 Feb 2017

Kalikho Pul's widow withdraws letter to CJI seeking CBI probe

Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul's widow Dangwimsai withdrew a letter to CJI J.S. Khehar, which had sought a CBI probe into the judges Pul accused of corruption in his suicide note.

Ex-Arunachal CM Pul's wife appeals for probe into suicide

17 Feb 2017

Ex-Arunachal CM Pul's wife appeals for probe into suicide

Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul's wife wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India, demanding a CBI probe into her husband's death.

BJP demands high-level probe into Pul's death

11 Aug 2016

BJP demands high-level probe into Pul's death

The BJP has demanded that an independent, high-level probe be conducted to ascertain the facts surrounding the untimely death of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister found dead

09 Aug 2016

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister found dead

Kalikho Pul, who was recently removed as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh by a Supreme Court order, was found hanging at his official residence earlier today.