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Removal of Prime Minister by no confidence motion in the parliament in Democracy



Remove prime minister by no-confidence motion and Speaker of Lok Sabha

A party which has majority support (confidence) in Lok Sabha (lower house of the parliament) forms the government in India. This government rules India for a period of 5 years but sometimes the government loses support (confidence) in the Lok Sabha and then the Prime Minister has to resign.

The resignation of the Prime Minister is considered as the resignation of the entire cabinet. And the government dissolves. To prove that the government has lost its majority support (confidence) in the Lok Sabha, this motion of no confidence is used.

Since the issue is related to Lok Sabha and therefore it can only be presented in the Lok Sabha. There is no concept of no confidence motion in the constitution but it's there in some Lok Sabha rulebook.

It requires at least 50 members support in the Lok Sabha to introduce a no-confidence motion. Once introduced it can't be again introduced for the next 6 months.

Speaker of the Lok Sabha will then give the date for voting when every member will cast his/her vote against/in favor of the government. If the government doesn't get the majority support then it will be dissolved.


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