Puducherry Lieutenant – Governor Orders Floor Test

20 February 2021 Current Affairs:

The newly appointed Tamilisai Soundararajan (Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry), directed the Assembly Secretariat to convene the House on February 22. A press release issued by Raj Nivas said the single agenda of the session should be to determine whether the Chief Minister enjoys the confidence of the House. 

Floor test:
♦ The minimum requirement is mainly to understand whether executives enjoy the confidence of the legislature. This is a constitutional mechanism under which the chief minister appointed by the governor can be required to prove a majority in the state legislative assembly. 
♦ According to the Constitution, the chief minister is appointed by the governor of the country. When a party gets a majority in the House of Representatives, the governor appoints the leader of the party as its chief minister. 
♦ If the majority is questioned, the leader of the party advocating the majority must shake the vote of confidence and prove the majority among those present and voting. If the chief minister cannot prove that they have a majority in the House of Representatives, they must resign. This happened both in Parliament and in the State Legislative Assembly.

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