Examine the Holding Together nature of Indian Federalism


“Indian federalism” is formed by “Holding Together” nature of federalism. It does not give equal powers to its constituent units.
(i) States have not been given identical powers with union government.
(ii) Few states have been given special status—like Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern States in order to protect and preserve their custom, traditions, cultural and linguistic diversity.
(iii) Apart from these some territories of the Indian , union like Chandigarh, Lakshadweep or the capital city of Delhi.
(iv) These territories are administered by the union government hence known as ‘Union Territories’.