Constitution of India

Article 177. Rights of Ministers and Advocate-General as respects the Houses.

177. Rights of Ministers and Advocate-General as respects the Houses.—Every Minister and the Advocate-General for a State shall have the right to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, the Legislative Assembly of the State or, in the case of a State having a Legislative Council, both Houses, and to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, any committee of the Legislature of which he may be named a member, but shall not, by virtue of this article, be entitled to vote.

By virtue of article 177, the Ministers who are not members of the Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council would be able to be present at the meeting in which Governor addresses the Legislative Assembly or Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council assembled together.

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