Exclusive: HC requests UPA to ensure Prez nod for Mayawati’s bill - India - DNA:
It is a curious case and previously unheard of. The Allahabad High Court has requested the UPA to shed political considerations and expedite the Presidential assent of Anticipatory Bail Bill passed by Mayavati Govt. The Governor can refer a bill passed by State Assembly for Presidential consideration and assent. There is no time limit for the President to give his assent. Simply by sitting on the bill the Union Govt can kill a bill passed by the State Assemblies. This is clearly against the federal structure of our Constitution. The politicians, the judiciary, the media, the academia and the legal fraternity owe it to the nation to address the issue before it is too late.