Immunity for legislators taking Bribe

A seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday declared that parliamentary privilege or immunity will not protect legislators who take bribes to vote or speak in Parliament or State Legislative Assemblies from criminal prosecution. Background of the case What was the 1998 ruling What are the provisions that grant legislators immunity from prosecution? Key … Read more

Sixth Schedule

About Sixth Schedule Autonomous District Council Powers of the Governor with regard to District Councils Functions of ADCs as defined in schedule 6 The District and the Regional Councils have the power to make laws with respect to : Act of State Legislature and District Council Main Revenue Sources of ADCs Can Ladakh be included … Read more

Anti Defection Law

Context : Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Himachal Pradesh, six Congress legislators, who had cross-voted in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections on February 27, were disqualified from the Assembly by Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania. About Anti Defection Law Background of Anti Defection Law  Key Provisions About Speaker’s Power under Anti … Read more


Where does the name ‘Bharat’ come from?   Origin of “Hindustan” and “India” How did ‘Bharat’ and ‘India’ come in the Constitution?   Judiciary’s take on the issue

Special Session of Parliament

When does Parliament meet?  Who decides when Parliament meets?  What does the Constitution say?  How did the Constituent Assembly reach this decision?  How often do Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha meet?  What is a special session of Parliament?  Special Parliamentary sessions since Independence

Simultaneous Elections

Simultaneous elections in India – Background What is Simultaneous Elections Advantages of Simultaneous Elections Disadvantages of Simultaneous Elections in India Recommendations if various Committees 

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