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Q.1) Compare and contrast the pardoning power of the President of the US with that of the pardoning power of the President of India. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - Recently, US President Donald Trump exercised his powers under the Constitution to pardon his former National Security Advisor, twice pleading guilty to lying to the FBI,  with less than two months of his presidential tenure remaining. 

Intro - Define pardoning powers.

Body

  • Similarities between pardoning powers of US and Indian presidents.
  • Differentiate between pardoning powers of US and Indian presidents.

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion.