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Topic:Part of static series under the heading – “Comparison of powers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha”
3)In recent years, role of Rajya Sabha has come under the scanner as an obstructionist house. Examine how the constitution makers had envisaged the role of Rajya Sabha vis a vis Lok Sabha. (250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain how the role of Rajya Sabha is much more than obstruction. It expects us to compare the powers of Rajya sabha vis a vis Lok Sabha and discuss the role that it is expected to play.
Examine – Here we have to compare the powers of Rajya sabha vis a vis Lok sabha , analyze the role that the upper house is supposed to play.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Discuss the first statement, why rajya sabha is seen as obstructionist in recent times.
Body – Compare the powers of Rajya Sabha vs Lol sabha. Examine where the upper house acts as a check, how it has been cast into the role of a revisory house. Also bring out how in certain matters lok sabha does hold precedence like in the case of money bills. Examine the role that constitution makers had expected the upper house to play and an evaluation of its performance.
Conclusion – mention the importance of the upper house in our democracy and discuss some reforms through which it’s performance can be improved further