Q. “Process in which the Speaker puts all the outstanding demands made by the Budget directly to vote in the House” is known as?

[A] Guillotine

[B] Economy cut Motion

[C] Token cut motion

[D] Policy cut motion

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: Guillotine is the process in which the Speaker puts all the outstanding demands made by the Budget directly to vote in the House—ending further discussions (intended to cut short the discussion on the Budget).

  • Through this, the Speaker may put the whole Budget to vote (i.e., allowing ‘no discussion’ on the Budget by the House).
  • In recent years, this route was taken time and again by the Government of India, to avoid the aggressive mood of the Opposition.

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh