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.
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 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
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. tehlka.com- A Tip of the Iceberg (2001)
2. Commissions and Omissions by Indian Prime Ministers (2 VOLS),
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
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)
Art & Culture (739)
Emperor & Queen (490)
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