The Centre has decided against calling a special joint session of the parliament for re-imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh. As reported by the dna earlier, the Centre is expected to allow revocation of President's rule and re-impose it immediately to do away with the need for convening special session of Parliament.
As per the Article 356 of the constitution, if an assembly is in suspended animation, it requires compulsory ratification by both houses of the parliament for re-imposition of President's rule within two months of its imposition.
Sources said that the unprecedented situation when parliament session cannot be called as the country is going through general elections and the election process to constitute a new assembly is already on empowers the governor to decide on re-imposing President's rule.
Sources pointed out a provision in the Constitution which says, "Any such Proclamation may be revoked or varied by a subsequent Proclamation".
"It does not go against the Bommai judgment as the election process is already on to constitute a new assembly and there is no threat to the federal structure," sources said.
Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh are being held along with the Lok Sabha polls.
President's rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh on March 1 after Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as chief minister following Parliament's nod for bifurcation of the state to create Telagana.