Members of the State Legislature
- While serving as members of the state legislative council, C Rajagopalachari in Madras (now Tamil Nadu), Morarji Desai in Bombay (now Maharashtra), CB Gupta in Uttar Pradesh, and BP Mandal in Bihar were all nominated as chief ministers.
- An individual who is not a member of the state legislature may be appointed as Chief Minister for six months.
- If they are not elected to the state legislature during that period, they lose their position as Chief Minister.
- For instance, despite not being elected to the state legislature, Bansilal and S B Chavan were chosen to lead Haryana and Maharashtra.
- They subsequently won seats in the state legislature.
- If they are elected to the State Legislature within six months of the date of their appointment, a person who is not a legislature member may be regarded as the chief minister.
- If that didn't happen, they would stop being the chief minister.
Is the Chief Minister a Member of the State Legislature?
According to the Indian Constitution, the Chief Minister may be a member of a state legislature's two chambers. Although the upper house (legislative council) has occasionally proposed a chief minister, the lower chamber (legislative assembly) has historically picked chief ministers.