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Q. What are the Cut Motions in Parliament?

Ans. The Cut Motions are introduced by the members of the Lok Sabha during the passing of the Budget in the House. These motions are of three kinds—
1. Disapproval of policy Cut Motion
2. Economy Cut Motion
3. Token Cut Motion
1. Disapproval of the policy of Cut Motion—The policy Cut Motion is introduced by members to oppose the policy underlying the Budget proposals. The member will highlight that aspect of the policy which is not approved by him. The discussion on the motion will also be confined only to that aspect of’ the policy, which is opposed by the member. The wording of the Disapproval of the policy of Cut Motion goes like, ‘that the amount of demand be reduced to Re.
2. Economy Cut Motion—it seeks to reduce. the demand by a specific sum in order to effect economy in the expenditure. this motion is worded like, “that the amount of demand be reduced by ...... (the specified amount is mentioned here)”. The specified sum may be a total abolition of a demand of grant or it may be sum…