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Utility of the Rajya Sabha

In several instances, the role of the Rajya Sabha has been reduced to an irrelevant adjunct of the Lok Sabha. While this may not have been the intention of the constituent assembly, the Rajya Sabha, as this article argues, needs to be recast in the light of present-day imperatives.

A Parliament Adjourned

The exceptional decision after the December 13 attack to adjourn parliament sine die two days in advance brings out, on closer examination, a disturbing aspect of the country's parliamentary democracy. The otherwise 'divisive' interests of a 'pluralist' parliament evidently found a handy convergence, most importantly, on the prevention of terrorism ordinance.
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