President's rule notification in Karnataka tabled in RS

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) The Government today tabled in the Rajya Sabha, a copy of the Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur's report and the Gazette of India informing the Upper House about bringing the state under President's rule under article 356 of the Constitution and keep the assembly under suspended animation.

The Presidential order said all powers of the State of Karnataka were now vest in or excercisable by the Governor of the state under any law in force in the state. The Proclamation shall be subject to superintendence, direction and control of the President, it added.

The four-page report of the Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur summerised that no party or individual in Karnataka were in a position to form the government in the state with the support of the majority of members of the Legislative Assembly, hence he was satisfied that the situation has arisen in which the government of the State cannot be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

''I, therefore, recommend that invoking powers under Article 356 (1) of Constitution of India, Your Excellency may be pleased to issue a proclamation imposing President's Rule with immediate effect after dissolving/suspending the Legislative Assembly of the State,'' the Governor said.

He also detailed the situation and circumstances under which he had recommended revocation of President's Rule to give an opportunity to BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa to form government.

The Governor said though he had expressed his doubts and reservations about the stability of Mr Yeddyurappa's government, he had recommended giving him an opportunity to form the government in view of democratic imperatives based on numerical strength.

UNI

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