Which among the following functions of the Prime Minister of India have not been explicitly mentioned in the constitution but carried out in reality?
1. Prime Minister sets the agenda of the Lok Sabha along with the Speaker
2. Prime Minister advises the President as regard to the summoning and proroguing of the Parliament
3. Prime Minister is answerable to the Parliament for all policy decisions of his Government and his Ministers
4. Prime Minister can recommend the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha if he feels so
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Importance of PM

The leader of the party securing maximum seats in the Lok Sabha is elected as the Prime Minister. He is not only the leader of the Majority Party, but is also the leader of the Parliament. Every single policy decision of the Government to be discussed by the Parliament is decided by him. He also sets the agenda of the Lok Sabha along with the Speaker. He also advises the President as regard to the summoning and proroguing of the Parliament. He is answerable to the Parliament for all policy decisions of his Government and his Ministers. He has to ensure that his Ministers satisfy the queries of the opposition parties in the Parliament. The Prime Minister can recommend the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha if he feels so. He plays an important role in the formation of Parliamentary Committees as well.

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