Previous attempts to abolish Rajya Sabha

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister recently remarked that the Rajya Sabha should be abolished.  This is not a new thought.  In 1954 and 1973, resolutions were moved in the Lok Sabha seeking to abolish the Rajya Sabha.  Both these resolutions were unsuccessful.  Attempts to abolish the Rajya Sabha have also been made by introducing private member bills in the Lok Sabha.  These private member bills seeking constitutional amendment were introduced in 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1981.  None of these Bills was passed by the Lok Sabha.


Jay Parkhe's picture

Why did they want to abolish Rajya Sabha? Where can we find more details?
Chakshu Roy's picture

Jay: We have some sketchy details. The two resolutions were moved in Lok Sabha on the following dates: 18-03-1954 and 30-03-1973. We dont have the reasoning that led to the resolution.

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