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Bihar dissolution: SC indicts governor

Bihar dissolution: SC indicts governor

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | January 24, 2006 11:53 IST

The Supreme Court, in a majority judgement on Tuesday, pulled up Bihar Governor Buta Singh for trying to favour a particular political party through his actions.

The court also pulled up the Home Ministry for its role in the implementation of President's Rule in the state on May 23, 2005.

Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal and four other judges of the constitutional bench heard the petition challenging the dissolution of the Bihar assembly leading to fresh elections in the state.

While three judges struck down the centre's order, the other two gave a dissenting vote. The apex court said a political debate should be held on the appointment of governors.

The other judges in the bench included Justice Arijit Pasayat, Justice Ashok Bhan, Justice T K Subrahmanium and Justice B N Agarwal.
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