Article 174: Sessions of the State Legislature, prorogation and dissolution.

(1) The Governor shall from time to time summon the House or each House of the Legislature of the State to meet at such time and place as he thinks fit, but six months shall not intervene between its last sitting in one session and the date appointed for its first sitting in the next session.

(2) The Governor may from time to time

  • (a) prorogue the House or either House;
  • (b) dissolve the Legislative Assembly.


Even though it says the Governor shall summon the House from time to time “to meet at such time and place as he thinks fit”, a Constitution Bench had, in Nabam Rebia (2016), ruled that the Governor can summon, prorogue and dissolve the House only on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.

So It’s not the discretionary power of Governor.

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