President S.D. Sharma's Conclave<sup>1</sup>

A.G. Noorani


Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI:
President S.D. Sharma's Conclave1

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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

Chapter.  2850 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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