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Who is the constitutional head of the state government?
1. Council of Ministers 
2. Advocate General for the state
3. The Governor
4. Chief Minister

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : The Governor

The correct answer is The Governor.

  • The Governor plays bifold function first as a link between the state and the central government and second as the constitutional head of the state government.
  • Being the executive head of the state the governor performs as per the advice of the Council of Ministers of the state.

  • The Governor is the nominee of the President and he represents the centre in the state and he also works as a communication channel between the centre and the state government.

  • The article 161 of the Indian Constitution contains provisions of the governor to grant pardons, etc and to suspend, commute, remit sentence in the specific case.
  • The governor cannot pardon a death sentence.

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