Under what circumstances can the president of India use his is discretionary powers

Asked by meg | 17th Jul, 2019, 11:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The President can use his discretionary powers under the following circumstances:
  • If he feels that some clauses of the bill passed by the Parliament may not be good for a section of a society, he may send the bill back to the House for reconsideration
  • If no political party or leader has majority support in the Lok Sabha, the President has the freedom to decide who should be appointed as Prime Minister
  • In case the Prime Minister has lost the support of the Lok Sabha, he may, instead of tendering his resignation, ask for the dissolution of the House. The President is bound to act on the advice of the Prime Minister. He can also explore the possibility of forming an alternative government at the centre.

Answered by Shubhali Kulshrestha | 18th Jul, 2019, 08:20: AM

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