Governor holds no veto power over Bills, says Supreme Court

In light of the petition filed by the Punjab government challenging Governor Banwarilal Purohit\’s withholding of vital Bills, the Supreme Court has declared that a Governor, deciding to withhold a Bill without subsequent action, would be acting contrary to the Constitution. The court has set a precedent, affirming that if a Governor decides to withhold assent, they must expeditiously return the Bill to the State Legislature, accompanied by a message urging a reconsideration of the proposed law.

Should the State Assembly reaffirm the Bill, with or without amendments, the Governor is mandated to grant assent without any discretion or alternative options.

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