Commissions and Omissions by Indian Presidents and their conflicts with the Prime Ministers under the Constitution (2 Volumes)

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Item Code: IDG816
Author: Dr. Janak Raj Jai
Publisher: Regency Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8187498455
Pages: 601
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.5" X 6.4"
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From the Jacket

It is the general impression of the people that the President of India is merely a rubber stamp; he is powerless, and is always bound by the advice of the Cabinet. But it is not so. Dr. Rajendra Prasad the first President of India had an encounter with the First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and spelled out the power of the President under the Constitution.

The present work is a unique effort successfully made by the author to adequately expose the in depth functioning of the Presidents and the Prime Ministers. There have been many occasions during the tenure of certain Presidents when differences on matters of grave public importance arose, and it was established that the President was not a glorified cipher or a mere 'rubber stamp'. The differences however were resolved constitutionally. But unfortunately there had been some occasions when the Presidents chose to surrender to the authoritarian command of the Prime Ministers in violation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

The sensational revelations on Constitutional conflicts between the Presidents and the Prime Ministers are rare pieces in the Indian history. The present work throws a flood of light on such encounters of which the general public is completely unaware. The book is, thus exciting, stimulating and most informative. A must for every shelf.

About the Author

Dr. Janak Raj Jai, born on 23rd August, 1931, is a graduate from Punjab University, master of laws from Nagpur University and Doctor of philosophy in Law from University of Delhi.

The author has been close to the corridors of power for a long time and acquired an in depth information on the political activity in the country. He had the privilege to closely watch the working of the people governing the nation.

This has provided him with an invaluable information on such issues.

To do justice towards the public he has published several book revealing valuable information on such topics.

He has recently been felicitated by Dr. A.S. Anand, Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, for his writings.

His other books of interest include:

1. A Tip of the Iceberg (2001)

2. Commissions and Omissions by Indian Prime Ministers (2 VOLS), 1996

3. Presidents of India 1950-2000 (2000)

4. Narasimha Rao: The Best Prime Minister? (1996)

5. Gowda-Ahmadi- The Midnight Meet? (1996)

6. Rise and Fall of Deve Gowda and the Constitutional Breakdown (1997)

7. Political Trends- Revival of Two Party System in India (1999)

8. Emergency Excesses- A Daylight Robbery of Human Rights and JP of the Saviour (1996)

Preface iii
1 Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First President of India
2 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Second President of India
3 Dr. Zakir Husain
Third President of India
4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Fourth President of India
5 Mohammed Hidayatullah
A 35 Days Acting President
6 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Fifth President of India
7 Basappa Danappa Jatti
Acting President
Preface iii
1 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Sixth President of India
2 Giani Zali Singh
Seventh President of India
3 Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Eighth President of India
4 Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma
Ninth President of India
5 Dr. Kocheril Raman Narayanan
Tenth President of India
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