Governors are expected to rise above party positions and proclivities, not to magnify them.
- The fundamental duty of a governor is to prevent genuine constitutional crises.
- They have to perform the dual role of being representative of Union at state and being constitutional head of state with utmost sincerity.
- The ruling of S.R. Bommai vs Union of India laid down specific prerequisites for the imposition of Article 356.
- The first being a test of the ruling party’s majority on the floor of the House.
- To realize the goal of cooperative rather than obstructive federalism, governors have to act in accordance with the norms of constitutional morality.