What is Doctrine of Repugnancy?

The doctrine of repugnancy is basically when two pieces of legislation have a conflict between them and when are applied to the same facts but they produce different outcomes or results. When provisions of 2 laws are so contrary and disconfirmed that it becomes difficult to do one without opposing the other, this is a situation where repugnancy arises. Article 254 of the Indian Constitution establishes successfully the Doctrine of Repugnancy in India.

The doctrine of repugnancy, in accordance with Article 254, states that if any part of State law is repugnant or conflicting to any part of a Central law which the Parliament is competent to enact, or to any part of a law of the matter of List III, then the Central law made by the Parliament shall prevail and the law made by the State legislature shall become void, to the extent of its repugnancy.

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