Consider the following statements:

  1. To impose President’s rule in a state, the consent of Governor of the state is mandatory
  2. President’s rule can be can be extended for a maximum period of five years with approval of parliament after every six months

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because President’s rule can be imposed even without the consent of the state governor if the president thinks so. Second statement is incorrect because as per 44th amendment act President’s rule can be extended for more than one year only under following conditions:
If proclamation of National Emergency is in operation in whole of India or in the whole or any part of the state; and the Election Commission must certify that the general elections to the legislative assembly of the concerned state cannot be held in disturbed conditions

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