Consider the following comparisons of a Censure Motion and a No-Confidence motion:
1. While Censure motion can be moved against a minister, No-confidence motion can be moved only against entire Council of Ministers
2. The entire Council of Ministers needs to resign if any of these is passed in Lok Sabha
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

First thing notable about the censure motion is that it needs to state the reasons for its adoption in Lok Sabha. It can be moved against an individual minister as well as the entire council of ministers. The objective is to censure the minister(s) for specific policies or actions. Once passed, it does not affect the fate of Council of Ministers.

For a no confidence motion, there is no need to state the reasons. No-confidence motion can not be moved against a single minister or a group of select ministers but ONLY against the entire council of ministers. If no-confidence motion is passed, the CoM will have to resign.

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