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From: "LokSatta" <>
To: "Tirumala Srinivas" <>
Subject: Draft Memorandum to the President
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 19:16:51 +0530

August 14, 2002

Dear Friends,

            Please find enclosed the draft memorandum to the President, proposed to be presented on 16th August. Keeping in view the constitutional position of the President, the memorandum seeks to make an unassailable, constitutional case for his intervention. The best course of action appears to be to refer such a Bill/Ordinance to the Supreme Court under Article 143. Returning the Ordinance to Council of Ministers under Article 74, withholding assent of Bill passed and sending it to both Houses with a message under Article 111 are the other options the President can exercise. We felt that obtaining Supreme Court’s opinion is preferable to other courses, and it also covers all contingencies. If the President is convinced of the merits of the case, he can of course adopt the best course as he deems fit.

We welcome your views and responses. The memorandum will be finalized on 15th August in Delhi and signed by all the delegates before meeting the president.

With warm regards

Jayaprakash Narayan
National Coordinator

Lok Satta
401/408 Nirmal Towers
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Hyderabad - 500 082
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