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The Executive Power of the State is vested with

 The Executive Power of the State is vested with

a) People of the state

b) Chief Minister of the state

c) Governor of the state

d) State Legislature

Answer. c) Governor of the state

About Governor:

Article 153: There shall be a governor of the state.

The Executive Power of the State is vested with the Governor of the state on the advice of the Council of Ministers led by the Chief Minister as head.

Only Indian citizens above 35 years of age are eligible for appointment to Governor. 

The Governor of a State is appointed by the President for a term of five years and holds office at his pleasure.

The Governor does not have the power to appoint the judge of a State High court.

He/She is a part of the Legislature.

He/She has the power to nominate some members of the Legislative Council.

He/She has judicial powers related to grant of pardons, reprieves, etc.

Article 200 provides the Governor power to reserve the Bill for the President's consideration.

Other Important Key Facts:

The 7th Constitutional Amendment, of 1956 allows a governor can be one or for more than one state. 

91st Constitutional Amendment Act 2003, states that the total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister ( or Chief Minister in case of State), in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15% of the total strength of the Lok Sabha ( or State Assembly in case of state) but not less than 12.

Article 171 of the Constitution, the size of the State Legislative Council cannot be more than one-third of the membership of the State Assembly. However, its size cannot be less than 40.

Article 169: the provision for the creation or abolition of legislative councils in the state.

As of now ( March 2024), 6 states of India have State Legislative Councils namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. 

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