Options in a Hung Lok Sabha

A.G. Noorani


Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI:
Options in a Hung Lok Sabha

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This chapter discusses the possible options before President Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma when a hung Lok Sabha emerged from the general election in 1986. This chapter discusses the rules that emerge from precedents and opinion of authorities the president should follow in such a situation. Among these are that an incumbent prime minister should not be invited to form a government once his party loses its majority in an election even if it emerges as the single largest party; and that the president should, in such a case, invite the next single largest party to form a government.

Keywords: Shankar Dayal Sharma; President; Prime Minister; Lok Sahba; general election

Chapter.  4013 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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