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 Floor Test

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∙ The newly formed Jharkhand government is facing  a Floor test.

About Floor test

∙ A floor test is primarily taken to know whether the government still enjoys the confidence of the legislature.

∙ It is a constitutional mechanism under which a Chief Minister  can be asked to prove majority on the floor of the Legislative Assembly of the state by the Governor.

∙ Article 174(2)(b) of the Constitution gives powers to the Governor to dissolve the Assembly on the aid and advice of the cabinet.

∙ Under Article 175(2), the Governor can summon the House and call for a floor test to prove whether the government has the numbers

∙ This happens both in the parliament and the state legislative assemblies.

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