Consider the following statements with reference to position of PM of India versus UK:
1. In India, Prime Minister must be a member of Lok Sabha
2. In UK , Prime Minister must be a member of House of Commons
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
It is U.K. which is most often cited as an example of Parliamentary democracy wherein the P.M. should necessarily be a member of the House of Commons. However, the fact that ministers of one house cannot take part in proceedings of the other house in U.K. is often overlooked. Moreover, it needs to be laid out that the House of Lords is a completely non-representative body, unlike the Rajya Sabha, whose members are mostly elected from the states, though indirectly.
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