For starters, the case put an end to the hostile Central government's arbitrary removal of state governments. The ruling also stated unequivocally that the floor of the Assembly is the only forum in which the majority of the government of the day should be put to the test, rather than the Governor's subjective opinion, who is frequently referred to as the Central government's agent.
In one of the first examples of the case's impact, the A.B. Vajpayee government was forced to reconstitute a government it had dissolved in 1999. When it became evident that the Central government would lose in the Rajya Sabha over the issue, the Rabri Devi administration, which had been fired on February 12, 1999, was reinstated on March 8, 1999.
Later on, anytime the issue of a hung Assembly and the ensuing exercise of government formation came up, the Bommai case would be brought up, making it one of the most frequently mentioned rulings in the country's political history.