Civics

During a proclamation of emergency due to the breakdown of constitutional machinery in a State the President can
I. assume all powers vested in and exercisable by the Governor.
II. declare that the powers of the State Legislature shall be exercised by Parliament.
III. assume certain powers of the High Courts.
IV. suspend by order any or all Fundamental Rights except those under Articles 20 and 21


ANSWER

I and II


SOLUTION
Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, the President is empowered to issue a proclamation if he is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which state government cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution. This is called "President's Rule". The President can take up the functions of State Governor and can declare that the powers of State Legislature are to be exercised by the Parliament.
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