Articles by PRS Team - November, 2019

Parliament is halfway through its 20-day winter session. This session comes in the backdrop of the record-breaking first session of the 17th Lok Sabha. In that session, Parliament passed 33 Bills, the highest number ever passed by it since 1952. Another highlight from...
Supreme Court order on Maharashtra floor test: Here is a recap of cases from various states and the circumstances that led to the apex court’s intervention. Until the resignation of Maharashtra’s newly sworn in Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday,...
The Supreme Court has ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra legislative Assembly on Wednesday. What happens after the date of the floor test is fixed? What will be the roles of the Governor, pro tem Speaker? A large group of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs...
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has said that his nephew's action is an act of indiscipline, and attracts the provisions of the anti-defection law. What is this law? What happens in Maharashtra now remains to be seen. In the extraordinary political drama unfolding...
The Palais de l'Assemblée in Chandigarh is perhaps the most beautifully designed legislature building of independent India. The Swiss French architect, Le Corbusier, designed it to house the bicameral legislature of the state of Punjab. The creation of a...