Short Notes on No-Confidence Motion

The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha. It remains in office as long as it enjoys the confidence of the Lok Sabha.

Sometimes the opposition parties in the Parliament feel that the government has lost majority in the Lok Sabha as its policies are bad and unpopular.

In that case, they can introduce a no- confidence motion against the Council of Ministers.


If the majority in the Lok Sabha votes against the motion, the government stays.

If the majority votes for the motion, the government (Council of Ministers) has to resign.

Sometimes, the government itself may ask for a similar vote. Then it is called a vote of confidence. This was done by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.