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Powers of Lieutenant Governor in India
Powers of Lieutenant Governor in India

The Lieutenant Governor plays a significant constitutional role. The Indian Constitution has bestowed similar powers and functions on the Governors and Lt. Governors as enjoyed by the President of India. In India, the rank of Lt. Governor is present in the Union Territories (UTs) of Delhi (which is a state too), Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry. Role and Functions of Lieutenant Governor Like Governor, Lt. Governor acts as the titular head of the UT whereas the real power is exercised by the chief minister (CM) and his council of ministers. In the Articles 239 and 239AA [...]Read more

Process of Government Formation in India
Process of Government Formation in India

India is a parliamentary democracy and has a federal structure, whereby it is run by elected officials at both national and state levels. There are several factors that decide the government-formation.  Here is a quick look : Forming Government at the Centre As the existing strength of the Lok Sabha is 543, the magic figure comes to 272 that ensures a party or alliance’s majority in the House, necessary to form the government. With large number of regional parties coming in the fray and contesting Lok Sabha elections, it generally becomes difficult for a single party to reach [...]Read more

Politics and Common Problems in India

When one of our union ministers remarked that India needs more toilets than temples, it was perhaps a moment of epiphany for those who have been conveniently dodging the pressing issues affecting the common man. Lack of proper sanitation is just a single piece in the puzzle. The nation is battling a plethora of other problems which are throwing it out from the track of development. Common Problems in India Uneven distribution of wealth and the ever-widening gulf between the rich and poor have been gnawing at the concept of social equality. At least 25% of the [...]Read more

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