Which of the following is/are the exclusive power(s) of Lok Sabha?

  1. To ratify the declaration of Emergency
  2. To pass a motion of no-confidence against the Council of Ministers
  3. To impeach the President of India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

Explanation:

The correct answer to the question is option 2: “2 only”. Here’s the explanation for each statement in the question:

  1. To ratify the declaration of Emergency:
    • The Lok Sabha does not have the exclusive power to ratify the declaration of Emergency. The declaration of Emergency is proposed by the Prime Minister, agreed upon by the President of India, and ratified by the Cabinet and the Parliament.
  2. To pass a motion of no-confidence against the Council of Ministers:
    • The Lok Sabha has the exclusive power to pass a motion of no-confidence against the Council of Ministers. This motion can only be moved in the Lok Sabha and not in the Rajya Sabha.
  3. To impeach the President of India:
    • The Lok Sabha does not have the exclusive power to impeach the President of India. The process of impeachment can start in either of the two houses of the Parliament.

Learn more

  • The Lok Sabha is the lower house of India’s bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. copyright©iasexpress.net
  • Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by an adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies.
  • The Lok Sabha has equal powers with the Rajya Sabha in initiating and passing any Bill for Constitutional Amendment and in initiating and passing a motion for the impeachment of the President.
  • A motion of no-confidence is moved to remove the council of ministers and thus oust the government from office.
  • The President of India can be removed through impeachment for violating the Constitution of India by the Parliament of India.

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