Appointment of newly elected Chief Ministers

  • Published
    4th May, 2021

GS-II:Polity and Governance

  • Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure
Context

Following the state assembly election’s result, prospective Chief Ministers have met their respective governors to claim the confidence of new formed house.

Prelims question:

With reference to Chief Minister, consider the following statements:

  1. Chief Minister is the head of the government of states only
  2. Governor administers the oaths of office and secrecy only to the Chief Minister
  3. The post of Chief Minister can be held by someone who is not a member of state legislative assembly

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

“The mode of appointment of Chief Minister in India draws its guiding principles from Separation of Power.” Discuss in the light of Parliamentary System.

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