Governor cannot keep any bill pending! Supreme Court commented, know the whole matter

Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has commented on the issue of keeping any bill pending by the Governor. While talking about the petition filed in this case, the Supreme Court has said that the Governor cannot keep the bills pending indefinitely without taking action. The court also said that as the unelected head of the state, the Governor is endowed with constitutional powers but he cannot use them to frustrate the normal process of law making by the state legislatures.

‘This type of action is contrary to basic principles’

Let us tell you that the Chief Justice on the matter DY ChandrachudA bench of Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Mishra said that such action would be contrary to the basic principles of constitutional democracy which is based on the parliamentary form of governance.

‘The Governor is endowed with constitutional powers’

It may be noted that this bench of the Supreme Court, in its order dated November 10 on a petition by the Punjab Government, has said that as the unelected head of the state, the Governor is endowed with constitutional powers. But these powers cannot be used to frustrate the normal process of law making by the State Legislatures.

The bench has also said in its order that if the Governor decides to stop approving a bill, he has to send the bill back to the Legislature for reconsideration.

Source: Language Input

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