UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Which of the following statements regarding the 'Motion of Thanks' to the President's address is correct?

    A)  It is moved only in the Lok Sabha

    B)  Failing to pass this motion does not result in the falling of the government

    C)  The President's address reflects his personal views and hopes and not those of the government

    D)  Amendments to the Motion of Thanks are also possible

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Statement [a] is incorrect since the motion has to be moved in both the Houses of Parliament. Statement (b; s also incorrect since failing to pass this motion means disapproval of the House of the policies of the government and thus, non-confidence of the House in the government Statement [c] is also incorrect. This is because the Presider-; address is used to outline the policies and programmes of the government, which are the prerogative of the government it is thus, the government which writes the President's speech. Statement [d] is the only correct statement and is the right answer. In fact, almost every year, the opposition tries to move amendment motions to the Motion of Thanks as a disapproval to the policies of the ruling party or coalition..

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