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Chapter : 2. Federalism
Centre State Relations
Centre State Relations Improving the centre state relation is one more way in which federalism has been strengthened in practice. Though Indian constitution has demarcated the powers of the union and state government but still the union government can have influence over the state in many ways. In the past, central government has often misused the constitution to dismiss the state governments that were controlled by rival parties. This undermineded the spirit of federalism and that of democracy. The judiciary has played a major role in improving the autonomy of the state governments because many a times, it has reduced state government which were dismissed in an arbitrary manner.