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Constitutional provision related to Chief Minister

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 04, Jul 2021
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  • Article 163(1): There shall be a council of Ministers with the chief Minister at the head to aid and advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions
  • Article 164(4): A Minister(including CM) who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of the Legislature of the State shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister 
  • Article 172: Every Legislative Assembly of every State, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for five years from the date appointed for its first meeting
  • The Representation of the People Act, 1951, mandates that a bypoll for any vacancy should be held within six months of that vacancy arising, provided the remainder of the term is not less than one year.