Current Questions

Parliament And State Legislatures :

The Anti-Defection Law

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1986 through the 54th Amendment to the Constitution.
  2. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.
  3. The law does not specify a time-period for the Presiding Officer to decide on a disqualification plea.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


Rajya Sabha

Recently, the Rajya Sabha secretariat released the first-ever analysis of its legislative work,“Rajya Sabha: The Journey since 1952” on the occasion of the 250th session of Rajya Sabha. Consider the following statements about the Rajya Sabha:

  1. Article 79 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories.
  2. The Fifth Schedule to the Constitution provides for allocation of seats to the States and Union Territories in Rajya Sabha.

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Anti-Defection Law

Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators by then Karnataka Assembly Speaker under anti-Defection Law.Consider the following statements regarding the Anti-Defection Law:

  1. Provision regarding anti-defection law is contained in the 11th Schedule of the Constitution.
  2. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.
  3. The law applies only to the Parliament and not the state assemblies.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Sole Jurisdiction Of Lok Sabha

Which of the following is the sole jurisdiction of Lok Sabha?

  1. Demand of Grants
  2. Censure Motion
  3. Adjournment Motion
  4. No confidence Motion

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The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister is the chairman of which of the following?

  1. Zonal Council
  2. National Tiger Conservation Authority
  3. Inter-state Council
  4. National Development Council

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The Prime Minister

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution does not contain any specific procedure for the selection & appointment of the Prime Minister.
  2. The term of office of Prime Minister is not fixed and he holds the office during the pleasure of President.

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Voting Against The ‘Whip’

Voting against the ‘Whip’ can cost a legislator his/her membership, but if party condones that act within a stipulated time, he/she can be saved from disqualification. What is that stipulated time?


Anti-Defection

Consider the following statements:

  1. 44th Constitutional Amendment Act brought the Anti-Defection in Xth Schedule of Indian Constitution.
  2. If an independent legislator joins any political party within 6 months of winning the election, this will not amount to defection.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:


Lok Sabha

Which of the following can only be introduced in Lok Sabha?

  1. Adjournment Motion
  2. Demand for Grants
  3. Censure Motion
  4. No-Confidence Motion

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Model Code Of Conduct (MCC)

Consider the following statements regarding the Model Code of Conduct (MCC):

  1. The Code of Conduct enjoys a statutory backing and therefore the EC can disqualify a candidate if he/ she violate the Code.
  2. The Code of Conduct comes into force immediately after the elections are announced by the EC.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?


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