Parliamentary Motions: An Overview with special reference to No Confidence Motion

  • Dr. Ashutosh Bairagi
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  • Dr. Ashutosh Bairagi

    Principal at Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore, India

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Motion, in parliamentary procedure, is called any formal matter placed before the House for discussion. The House takes various decisions and expresses its opinion on various matters of public importance. Any member can put any suggestion before the House in the form of a motion. In which his opinion or wish is given. If the house accepts it, it becomes the opinion or will of the whole house. Broadly speaking, a 'motion' is brought before the House for its decision. Motions are in fact the basis of parliamentary proceedings. Any matter of public importance can be the subject of a motion. Motions can be moved by different members for different purposes. Motions can be moved by ministers and also by private members. Motions moved by private members usually aim to elicit the government's opinion or views on a matter. In parliamentary procedure, a motion of no confidence is a parliamentary motion, traditionally passed by the opposition in Parliament to defeat or weaken a government. This paper will throw light on various motions which are passed in the parliament especially No Confidence Motion.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2169 - 2177


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