Q. 25.0( 2 Votes )

Write True / False against the following statements.

A. The President cannot send back an amendment bill for reconsideration of the Parliament.

B. Elected representatives alone have the power to amend the Constitution.

C.The Judiciary cannot initiate the process of constitutional amendment but can effectively change the Constitution by interpreting it differently.

D.The Parliament can amend any section of the Constitution.

Answer :

A. True

Explanation – President cannot send money bill back to the parliament for reconsideration because it was presented in the lok sabha with his permission. Then the president becomes obliged to the legislature although he can send other bills for reconsideration. After receiving his assent the bill becomes an act.


B. True


Explanation – Only the elected members and representatives have the power to amend the constitution as the elected members in the parliament has the right to vote and decision making. The legislature needs two-third majority vote in both the houses to agree upon the amendment.


C. False


Explanation – Judiciary can perform both the function of initiating the process of constitutional amendment and also effectively changing the Constitution by interpreting it. Although judiciary cannot participate in the legislature process due to constitutional implications but suggest or initiate the idea. Many examples prove that the judiciary can also effectively interpret the constitution like the Kesavananda Bharati Case of 42nd amendment.


D. True


Explanation – It is true that parliament can amend any section of the constitution by following the constitutional and legal procedures. The legislatures can make enormous changes to Indian constitution which are subject to balance and check phenomena by the judiciary and federal polity. Parliament members have the right to propose, pass or change any new amendment to an existing law.


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