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N RANGASAMY SWORN IN AS CHIEF MINISTER OF PUDUCHERRY

N RANGASAMY SWORN IN AS CHIEF MINISTER OF PUDUCHERRY

Context

Recently, N Rangasamy has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Details

  • He has sworn in for a record fourth time.
  • He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Lieutenant governor (additional charge) Tamilisai Soundararajan.
  • He is a founder and leader of All India NR Congress (AINRC).

How is the Chief Minister appointed?        

  • Article 164 only says that the Chief Minister shall be appointed by the governor.
  • In accordance with the conventions of the parliamentary system of government, the governor has to appoint the leader of the majority party in the state legislative assembly as the Chief Minister.
  • The Constitution does not require that a person must prove his majority in the legislative assembly before he is appointed as the Chief Minister.
  • According to the Constitution, the Chief Minister may be a member of any of the two Houses of a state legislature.

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