Supreme Court's role

A Court in need

Print edition : June 08, 2018

Governor Vajubhai Vala administering the oath to B.S. Yeddyurappa at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru on May 17. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Dipak Misra , the Chief Justice of India. Photo: Manvender Vashist/PTI

K.K. Venugopal , Attorney General of India. Photo: Ravi Choudhary/PTI

The Supreme Court’s prompt hearing and interim orders save the day in Karnataka. But on the nature and scope of the Governor’s discretion following a fractured verdict, the court should hear the case and settle it once and for all by laying down guidelines for Governors.

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