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Real executive head of the Government at the State level.
The position of Chief Minister at the State level is analogous to the position of the Prime Minister at the Center.
Chief Ministers are appointed by Governor. Other Ministers are appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister is the chief link between the Governor and the Council of Ministers.
It is he who keeps the Governor informed of all decisions of the Council of Ministers.
If CM resigns, entire ministry resigns.
Generally, the leader of the majority party is appointed.
A person who is not a member of State Legislature can be appointed, but he has to get himself elected within 6 months, otherwise he is removed.