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Various Sessions of the Parliament in India
Role of Parliament Sessions in India

A stormy budget session over Land Acquisition Bill has once again garnered attention for wrong reasons. Frequent disruptions of parliament and loss of business hours have often been highlighted as a major concern. On this note, let us find out what do these sessions of parliament actually mean for the country. To start with the obvious, around 790 members of the supreme legislative body in India meet thrice a year. The period during which the parliamentarians convene and conduct the business of each House is referred to as session. Every year, the Parliament of India conducts three […]Read more

What is the Procedure for Trust Vote in Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha
Procedure for Trust Vote in Indian Lok Sabha

It’s a fact that a democratically elected government must enjoy the confidence of Parliament or State Assembly in order to stay in power. At times, certain political equations put a question mark on the credibility of the ruling party and that’s when the party finds it obligatory to know whether it still enjoys the confidence of the House. In Lok Sabha, trust vote is generally sought during the first session with the newly elected government at the helm. This voting is considered as the ideal mechanism to understand whether a party or a coalition commands a majority […]Read more

Role of Regional Parties in Parliament

Role of Regional Parties in Parliament It has been long, since Indian politics started becoming more federal. One of the foremost reasons for this is the rise of regional parties. Looking at the way some states are faring, it won’t be an exaggeration to proclaim that regional parties have been able to address people’s concerns, which National parties couldn’t. Their overwhelming presence in elections and large share of seats in the parliament clearly hint at their growing significance. However, what role does a regional party play in the Parliament? Does it add any value to the Parliament […]Read more