With reference to the Adjournment motion in the Indian Parliament, consider the following statements:
1. A matter of urgent public importance can be brought before the Legislature and discussed through Adjournment Motion by interrupting its regular business
2. An Adjournment Motion should be supported by not less than 10 members of the House
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The Legislature carries on its business according to the given agenda, but a matter of urgent public importance can be brought before the Legislature and discussed through Adjournment Motion by interrupting its regular business. An Adjournment Motion should be supported by not less than 50 members of the House for being accepted. If accepted, it results in the holding the ongoing business of the House and discussing the matter raised in the Adjournment Motion. The basic idea behind this motion is to give an opportunity to the House to discuss a matter of urgent public importance. The matter should be of definite nature and should have factual basis. The discussion on the matter takes place at 1600 hours and continues for two and half hours. At the end of the discussion, voting takes place. Since voting exposes the Government’s strength in the House, the ruling party tries not to allow the acceptance of the Adjournment Motion in the House.

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