Prez decision is subject to judicial review: U'khand HC

Nainital, April 20: Legitimacy of the President's decision to suspend Uttarakhand assembly is subject to judicial review as even he can go wrong, the Uttarakhand High Court observed on Wednesday, April 20.

Referring to the NDA government's argument that the President took the decision to impose Article 356 of the Constitution in his "political wisdom", a bench of Chief Justice K M Joseph and Justice V K Bist said, "People can go wrong, be it the President or the judges."


The court also went on to say that "Legitimacy of inference drawn by President from the material placed before him is open to judicial review."

This observation was made after the Centre contended that the President's understanding of the material before him would be different from that of the court.

The Government's contention came after the bench said that from the reports sent by the Governor to the President, regarding the situation in the state, "what we have understood is that everything was processing towards a floor test on March 28."


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