Why do we need a Parliament?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : June 16th, 2022

The parliament of a nation has the authority to create new laws, abolish or replace existing laws, and even amend old laws. Thus, the parliament has direct power over those running the government. As citizens of a democracy, it is the right and duty of each citizen to not only abide by the laws but also to help create them by exercising our fundamental rights. 

One of the most crucial fundamental rights according to the Indian constitution is the right to vote. It is a tool that allows the people of India to voice their opinions and become an indispensable part of the decision-making process. Therefore, by electing the parliament, we can choose the representatives who go on to form the government.

During the British colonial rule, only a handful of people had the right to contribute to the country’s law. After the Indian independence and the formulation of the constitution in 1950, Indian citizens were granted the right to vote. Today, we can choose our representatives and contribute to the formation of the Indian government.

What is a Parliament?

The parliament of a country acts as the absolute legislative authority that consists of 2 different houses. In India, these 2 houses are called Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and both the houses are presided over by the Indian President. So, what does a parliament do? Keep reading to learn the functions of a parliament:

  • Making or abolishing the laws
  • Monitoring the cabinet
  • Amending the constitution
  • Monitor the judiciary system.
  • Electing the President and Vice President of India

Summary:

Why do we need a Parliament?

The parliament of our country upholds the democratic values upon which our government is established. It allows the Indian citizens to participate in the decision-making process and voice their opinions. 

Comments

write a comment

SSC & Railway

CGLSSC GDDFCCILCHSLCPONTPCMTSStenoGroup DDelhi PoliceOthersCoursesMock Test
tags :SSC & RailwayGeneralRRC Group D Level 1RRB ParamedicalITBP RecruitmentRailway Apprentice Jobs & ExamsIndia Post

Follow us for latest updates