Can governor suspend a chief minister in India?
Governor-Chief Minister's Constitutional Relationship The Chief
Minister of any State is appointed by the Governor of that State.
The CM is the leader of the majority party in the State
Legislature. The Governor has the power to dismiss the Chief
Minister or Council of Ministers, only when the Legislative
Assembly has expressed his opinion by direct vote of No Confidence
or Censure or by defeating an important measure, and the Governor
does not think fit to dissolve the Assembly.
The Supreme Court in S.R Bommai v. Union of India case observed
that wherever a doubt arises whether a Ministry has lost confidence
of the House, the only way of testing is on the floor of the House.
It should be noted that the assessment of the strength of the
Ministry is not a matter of private opinion of any individual.