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What happens if the Government does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha?
What happens if the Government does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha?

NDA Government’s plan to get the important bills passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session has got stonewalled. Modi government was cornered by the opposition parties as they enjoy a majority in the Upper House. NDA’s poor numbers in the Rajya Sabha worked against Modi, who had intended to get the wheel of reforms moving. Be it the Coal Mines Bill or the Insurance Bill, every crucial Bill got bottled up as the ruling government could not shore up enough support for the Land Acquisition Bill.  Democracy in India is all about [...]Read more

Presentation of Union Budget in Lok Sabha
Presentation of Union Budget in Lok Sabha

The Union Budget or the annual budget of India is regarded as the Annual Financial Statement, which is presented before the Parliament every year. The budget, which is presented by the Finance Minister, goes through a layered process before it is finally passed by the House and brought into effect on 1 April. Why is the Union Budget tabled on the last working day of February? Although the budget is presented on the day announced by the President, it is generally on the last working day of February that the finance minister has to submit the budget [...]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

Elections Process in India and its Types
Types and Procedures of Elections in India

Elections form the backbone of democracy wherein people elect their political representatives and decide the composition of the government. Holding free and fair elections on a state and national level is integral to upholding the principles of democratic set up in India. From parliamentary elections to the presidential polls, India goes through the electoral process at regular intervals. Apart from the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act of 1952 and the Representation of the People Act of 1951, elections are conducted as per the provisions of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961. It’s interesting to note how each [...]Read more

Difference Between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Difference Between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

It would to be too naive to arrive at a conclusion that the only visible difference between the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha is the fact that they meet in separate chambers of the parliament. The two Houses of Indian parliament often complement each other and at times find themselves at loggerheads. Behind the apparent similarity between the two, lies a marked difference. Functions of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha One of the primary functions of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is to debate and discuss over crucial Bills and approve the proposed laws before recommending them [...]Read more

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