Q. Consider the following statements with respect to adjournment motion:
1. It is introduced in the Parliament for a definite matter of urgent public importance.
2. It needs the support of 50 members to be admitted.
3. RajyaSabha is also permitted to make use of the adjournment motion
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Adjournment Motion:

  • It is introduced in the Parliament to draw attention of the House to a definite matter of urgent public importance, and needs the support of 50 members to be admitted.
  • As it interrupts the normal business of the House, it is regarded as an extraordinary device.
  • It involves an element of censure against the government and hence RajyaSabha is not permitted to make use of this device. The discussion on an adjournment motion should last for not less than two hours and thirty minutes.

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