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MEMORANDUM ON BEHALF OF APPELLANTS

4TH ANNUAL

NALSAR-JUSTICE BODH RAJ SAWHNY MEMORIAL

MOOT COURT COMPETITION

NALSAR, HYDERABAD

IN THE

HON’BLE
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CASES CONCERNING

“ARTICLE 74 AND ARTICLE 61 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA”

Civil Appeal No. 244 of 2022(Arising out of SLP (Civ.) No. 3033 of 2022) With Special Reference No. 1 of 2022

LENIN BUDDI AND ORS.

Vs

STATE OF KARNATAKA AND ANR.

WITH

IN RE: IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 61

MEMORANDUM ON BEHALF OF THE APPELLANTS
(‘LENIN BUDDI AND ORS.’)

AND

UNION OF INDIA

TEAM:

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INDEX OF AUTHORITIES ....................................................................................................................|4| LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ..............................................................................................|4| STATUTES ...............................................................................................................................|5| TABLE OF CASES ...................................................................................................................|5| BOOKS ....................................................................................................................................|7| DICTIONARIES ........................................................................................................................|7| STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION .........................................................................................................|9| STATEMENT OF FACTS .....................................................................................................................|10| STATEMENT OF ISSUES......................................................................................................................|12| SUMMARY OF ARGUMENTS .............................................................................................................|13| ARGUMENTS ADVANCED .................................................................................................................|14| THE APPEAL UNDER ARTICLE 136 IS MAINTAINABLE ...............................................................|14| 1. Power Under Article 136 is discretionary ......................................................|14| 2. The High Court erred in its judgment by not providing a speaking order ..|14| A. THE SANCTION TO PROSECUTE BUDDI BROTHERS ACCORDED BY THE PRESIDENT OF|| INDIA IS IN VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 74(1) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA, 1950|| ..................................................................................................................................................|16| A.I. The aid and advise of the Council of Ministers was required in the instant case . 16| A.I.1.Buddi Brothers fall within the purview of public servants .............................|17| A.I.2.Grant of Sanction is an executive function of the President ...........................|18| A.I.3.In carrying out any executive function of the President, aid and advise of|| Council of Ministers is fundamental ...................................................................|19| A.II. The President is bound by the aid and advise provided by the Council of|| Ministers .........................................................................................................................|20| A.II.1”Shall” is a mandatory clause ........................................................................|21| A.II.2. The President‟?s discretion in the instant case is unconstitutional ...........|22|

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B. THE PROCESS OF IMPEACHMENT CAN BY INITIATED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

UNDER ARTICLE 61 ON GROUNDS OF CORRUPTION .....................................................|24| B.I. Reliance to be made on the purpose and...
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