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Bhupendra Patel

  • Published
    15th Sep, 2021

GS-II: Polity & Governance 

  • State Legislatures
Context

Bhupendra Patel was recently elected the new Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding a Chief Minister:

  1. He/she holds office during the pleasure of the Governor.
  2. A member of State Legislative Council is not eligible for the office of chief minister.
  3. He/she acts as the Chairman of the Zonal Council.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

 ‘The Constitution envisages a cooperative and collaborative relationship between the institutions of the Chief Minister and the Governor of a state.’ Discuss the statement in light of recent events involving this relationship. (150 Words)

Approach:

  • In the introduction, briefly state the articles of the Constitution that govern the relationship of Governor and Chief Minister.
  • Briefly describe the ideal relationship that should exist between Governor and CM considering provisions of Constitutions.
  • Enumerate recent events that have brought the relationship into the news, and how they go against the Constitutional mandate.
  • Briefly state various steps taken by the Government to improve the relationship.
  • Conclude by SC Judgment or recommendation of Commissions etc.

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