However, this is not applicable in case of Indian States.
The question whether the Indian Constitution could be called a federal constitution troubled the minds of the members of the Constituent Assembly.
This question cannot be answered without going into the meaning of federalism and the essential features that are evident in federal state.
This enables the Union government to exercise control over the State administration.
The equality of units in a federation is best guaranteed by their equal representation in the Uppers House of the federal legislature (Parliament).
It has been the matter of debate among the scholars that whether the constitution of India is completely federal or unitary in nature.