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The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores the relation between the Rajya Sabha vis-à-vis the Lok Sabha in India as well as the direction and extent to which this relation can be rethought today. It traces the ... More


Introduction: India’s Parliamentary Democracy and its Critics

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In the 1970s, a debate emerged in India regarding the relative supremacy of the Parliament vis-à-vis the judiciary. Given the hold of the executive over the Parliament, this debate was effectively ... More


The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

B. L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Parliament is the visible face of democracy in India. It is the epicentre of political life, public institutions of great verve, and a regime of Rights. In a first-of-its-kind study, this book ... More


Rajya Sabha: Clog or Rubber Stamp? 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the failure of India's ruling party to secure a majority in the Rajya Sabha in 1998. This is the fifth time this happened in India, the first four occurring in 1977, 1980, ... More


The Prime Minister in the Rajya Sabha 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the decision of Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda to become leader of the Rajya Sabha after he failed to secure a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha. It argues that Deve Gowda's ... More


‘Strangers’ in the Rajya Sabha 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the case of three members of the 1994 Rajya Sabha who were found to be not 'ordinarily residents' in their constituencies. Union Minister of State for Law and Justice H. R. ... More


The Sub Judice Rule: Throttling Parliament 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0041
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter comments on the application of the sub judice rule in both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. In December 1995, Rajya Sabha Speaker I. K. Gujra and Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Pati both ... More


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