Motion Of Thanks:
Amendments to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address were proposed .
- The amendment proposal mentioned the government’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware and its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Article 87 provides for the special address by the President.
- The article provides that at the commencement of the first session after each general election to the House of the People and at the commencement of the first session of each year, the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons.
- Such an Address is called ‘special address’, and it is also an annual feature.
- This Address has to be to both Houses of Parliament assembled together.
- The Motion of Thanks must be passed in the House. Otherwise, it amounts to the defeat of the government.
- It is one of the ways through which the Lok Sabha can also express a lack of confidence in the government.
- The other ways are:
- Rejection of a money bill.
- Passing a censure motion or an adjournment motion.
- The defeat of the government on a vital issue.
- Passing a cut motion.