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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTSAn Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678291

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.001.0001

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Appointment of a Prime Minister: President Shankar Dayal Sharma's Lapse 1

Appointment of a Prime Minister: President Shankar Dayal Sharma's Lapse 1

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(p.79) 11 Appointment of a Prime Minister: President Shankar Dayal Sharma's Lapse1
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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS
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A.G. Noorani

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0021

This chapter focuses on Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma's appointment of the BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpayee as prime minister on 15 May. It analyses British authorities opinion on the matter of appointing a prime minister, and feels that the decision was the product of a grossly misinformed understanding of the relevant constitutional conventions of the parliamentary system. This chapter first considers the rules of constitutional law applicable to the situation before turning to the record of the events from 10 to 15 May 1996.

Keywords:   Shankar Dayal Sharma, president, Atal Behari Vajpayee, prime minister, parliamentary system, constitutional law

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