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2) Parliament discusses matters of public importance by passing motions and resolutions inside the House. How are they different from each other?(250 words)

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2) Parliament discusses matters of public importance by passing motions and resolutions inside the House. How are they different from each other?(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question is pretty straightforward in its demand. The focus is on understanding the difference between motions and resolutions along with examples (for extra marks)

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain that parliamentary proceedings make use of several devices to discuss matters of public importance such as motions and resolutions.

Body – explain what motions are, highlight that it is mentioned in Rule 184 of Lok Sabha. Mention that there are various types of motions and resolutions form part of substantive motions. Explain what resolutions are. Explain the difference between the two – all resolutions can be voted upon. Give examples.

Conclusion – Emphasize on the importance of the two devices.