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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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President S.D. Sharma's Conclave 1

President S.D. Sharma's Conclave 1

(p.90) 13 President S.D. Sharma's Conclave1

A.G. Noorani

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This chapter discusses the conference that President Shankar Dayal convened on 2 and 3 June 1997. In a letter of invitation, dated 3 May 1997, leaders of 10 political parties were invited to attend a conference on the following theme: 'The role of the constitutional head, when, following an election, no party or combination of parties appears to have secured a majority.' The chapter asks: What value has of a body of rules on constitutional law drawn up by politicians and political appointees at such a conclave?

Keywords:   President Shankar Dayal, conference, constitutional head, constitutional law

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