Recently, Rajya Sabha passed an amendment to Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address. With this reference, consider the following statements:

  1. The discussion on Motion of Thanks is initiated by the proposer of the Motion followed by the seconder who are selected by the Speaker or Chairman of the house
  2. If an amendment to the President’s Address is passed in the Lok Sabha, the government would have to resign

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because members who are to move and second the Motion are selected by the Prime Minister and the notice of such a motion is received through the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Second statement is correct. There have already been three instances so far, when the Motion of Thanks was adopted by Rajya Sabha with 7 8 amendments. The Motion of Thanks with an amendment was adopted for the first time on 30 January 1980. On 29 December 1989, the Motion of Thanks was adopted with six amendments. Again on 12 March 2001, the Motion of Thanks was adopted with an amendment. This was the fourth one.

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