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CM Removal Theory Of BJP: 4 CMs removed in last 11 months Before Completion Of Their Terms

After the resignation of Biplab Kumar Deb in Tripura , BJP State President Dr. Manik Saha has been made the Chief Minister of the state. 

He took oath as the Chief Minister on Sunday. 

However, this is not the first time that a Chief Minister in a BJP-ruled state was removed  before the completion of his term. 

Total 4 CMs removed in last 11 months by BJP before completion of their terms.

Earlier in Uttarakhand, Pushkar Dhami Dhami was made the Chief Minister after removing Tirath Singh Rawat and in Gujarat.

Bhupendra Bhai Patel was given the command of the state in place of Vijay Rupani. 

At the same time, Basava Raj Bommai, who was the Chief Minister of Karnataka, was replaced by BS Yeddyurappa.

 In such a situation, the question arises that what is the process of making and removing the Chief Minister?

The Chief Minister is the elected head of the state government.

According to thr report of Election.in  the Chief Minister in the state has the same stature as the Prime Minister at the national level. 

To become the Chief Minister, it is necessary for any candidate to be a member of the Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council.

 This is the first condition. The minimum age of a candidate is 25 years to contest the elections to the Legislative Assembly and 30 years to become a member of the Legislative Council. 

It is mandatory for him to be a member of one of the two houses. However, this qualification alone is not enough to become the Chief Minister.

For example, it is necessary to get official permission from the party. It is mandatory to elect the leader of the legislature party. However, after getting the party’s seal, the process of selecting the leader remains only in name. 

After a candidate is elected the leader of the legislature party, he has to stake claim to the governor of that state. 

In this claim it is proved that the party has majority to form the government in the state and the name of the chief ministerial candidate is presented.

Can the lost candidate become the Chief Minister in the assembly elections?

The answer is yes, but with certain conditions. The two most accurate examples of this are West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami. 

Both have lost their seats in the assembly elections, yet still occupy the chief minister’s post, why? Now let’s understand this too.

A senior journalist , says, according to Article 164(4) of the Indian Constitution, any person can be made the Chief Minister of the state, but there are some conditions. 

For example, a person can be made Chief Minister for 6 months. If he wants to complete his term, then he will have to come within 6 months of taking oath, winning from one or the other assembly seat of the state. Just like Mamata Banerjee had lost from Nandigram seat in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, but she was made the Chief Minister of the state. 

To remain in that post, she contested the by-election and won from Bhawanipur assembly seat within 6 months of taking oath. 

Similarly, Pushkar Singh Dhami will contest from an assembly seat in the next by-election and he will also have to win. If he does not win, he will have to resign from the post of Chief Minister.

If the state has a Legislative Council, it can also be elected as an MLC. The chief minister is also a minister, so the same rule applies to him as well.

When and how can the Chief Minister be removed?

Constitutionally, the Chief Minister of any state can be removed in two ways.

Method 1: The ruling party has the option to remove the Chief Minister. However, for this he has to talk to his MLAs and the current Chief Minister. Since the decision of the party is paramount, so both have to obey it. As happened in Tripura and Uttarakhand.

 The Chief Minister submits his resignation to the Governor after accepting the party’s request.

Second way: In the second situation, it happens when there is a situation of discord in a ruling party or the math of the majority deteriorates and the opposition presents a majority to the governor by breaking the ruling party’s MLAs or by forming an alliance with the winning candidates of the other party. does. To form a government in any state, it is necessary to have 51 percent seats.

After all, what is the BJP’s fear that

compels it to change the chief minister again and again? Is this the biggest party of the country now afraid of the filling of satraps? When BJP takes surprise decisions to make and remove CM, this question arises every time.

whatever the position, one tenure cannot bring the image of a person to such a position that people can say the he/she have magic or his/her wave is going on. 

Earlier people used to choose leaders by being influenced by ideas and personality. It is the same even today, but to maintain its claim in the political fight, it is also necessary to have strong support of the party. 

All though there may be an anti incumbency against Biplab Deb in the ‘inside and outside’ but still the system adopt by BJP to change the CM or party leadership suddenly, it’s raising many questions.

If the credit for every decision of the district, minister, state government and the center will not go to the concerned department or leader but to the central leadership ( read Modi-Shah), then from where will the other leader come forward?

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