UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following circumstances would lead to the resignation of the Union Government"
    1. When Parliament fails to pass the budget.                                                   
    2. When Parliament fails to pass a Constitution Amendment Bill introduced by the government.     
    3. When a Bill introduced by the government cannot be passed in the Rajya Sabha.                
    4. When the vote after the debate on a motion for discussing a major policy initiative of the government goes against the government.                                                                 
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                  

    A)  1, 3 and 4                    

    B)  1 and 4                

    C)                     All of these       

    D)  None of these                             

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] According to Article 75 of the Constitution, the Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the House of the People. This means that the government continues in office only as long as it enjoys the support of the members of Lok Sabha, while the no-confidence motion leads to the direct resignation of the government, there are other ways also, in which the government might be forced to resign. Generally, items, which require a majority support in Parliament, fail to go according to the government, then it will be forced to resign. Thus, if the budget fails to pass and if the debate on a major policy issue goes against the government at the time of voting, the moral and political pressure will be tremendous on the government to resign.

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