Prelims 8998

Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion in the Parliament.
1. A motion of No-Confidence needs the support of at least 100 members when introduced in Lok Sabha.
2. A motion of No-Confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
2 only
C.
1 and 2
D.
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
Article 75 of the Constitution says that the council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha. It means that the ministry stays in office so long as it enjoys confidence of the majority of the members of the Lok Sabha. In other words, the Lok Sabha can remove the ministry from office by passing a no-confidence motion. The motion needs the support of 50 members to be admitted.

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