Can the governor remove a minister without CM's advice
Recently, Kerala's governor threatened to sack ministers.
Can he really do that without the CM's "advice"?
Article 164 of the Constitution of India says:
the Ministers (in the state council of ministers) shall hold
office during the pleasure of the Governor
But before that it says:
The Chief Minister shall
be appointed by the Governor and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the
Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister
Also, a minister is responsible to the assembly and not the governor:
The Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the
Legislative Assembly of the State.
In case it is ambiguous in the constitution/law itself,
is there any precedent set by any previous governor, President, or the Supreme Court in this matter?