Indian Politics Set - 13 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Politics Set - 13 MCQs

Question 1.

In parliamentary democracy "he is the first among all". Who is he-

A.

 President

B.

 Prime Minister

C.

 Leader of opposition

D.

 Chairman of lower house

Explanation :

Prime Minister is the chief crisis manager of the country. According to Lord Morley, head of the Government in parliamentary form of government i.e. Prime Minister is "Primus Inter Pares", meaning, "first among all of his equals". The kind of authority which is enjoyed by Prime Minister in parliamentary form of government is immense and can never be equated even with the authority of all the members of Council of Minister put together.

Question 2.

Which of the following does not hold his post after the approval of the President?

A.

 Prime Minister

B.

 Governor

C.

 Election Commission

D.

 Speaker of Lok Sabha

Explanation :

Prime Minister of India, Governor of State and Election Commissioners in India, all are appointed by President or hold his post after approval of President. Whereas there is no need ef approval of President in case of appointment of Speaker of Lok Sabha as he or she is elected by the members Lok Sabha from among themselves.

Question 3.

The winning candidate in the Election of President of India should secure-

A.

 Majority number of votes polled

B.

 Sixty six percent of votes polled

C.

 Fifty percent of votes polled

D.

 More than fifty percent and majority of the total votes polled

Explanation :

Provisions dealing with election of President are provided in Articles-54 and 55 and President and Vice President (elections) Act,1952. Accordingly, President ofIndia is elected through Proportional Representation by Means of Single Transferable Vote system. The winning candidate in this method of election must secure more than 50 percent of total valid votes.

Question 4.

Rashtrapati Bhavan was built in-

A.

 1852

B.

 1910

C.

 1947

D.

 1986

E.

 1929

Explanation :

Rashtrapati Bhawan, formerly known as Viceroy's House, is the official residence of President of India located in New Delhi. Its architect was Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Its construction started in 1912 and it was completed in 1929 during the Viceroyality of Lord Irwin.

Question 5.

Which of the following can bring the impeachment process of Vice-President?

A.

 Legislative Council

B.

 Legislative Assembly

C.

 Rajya Sabha

D.

 Lok Sabha

Explanation :

Removal of Vice President is a special power of Rajya Sabha. Article-67 provides for the procedure of removal of Vice President. A resolution seeking removal of Vice President can only be brought first in Rajya Sabha. And it must be approved by a majority of all the then members of Rajya Saba and must be agreed by Lok Sabha with simple majority.