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1. 

The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because

[A]. it can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution
[B]. it has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution
[C]. the Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution
[D]. All of the above

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Sabiha said: (Jul 9, 2010)  
I didn't understand this question.

Ashwin said: (Jul 13, 2010)  
All the first three answeres are true and practical situations that have taken place.

Sanjay Sharma said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
According to me it is option c.

Ash said: (Dec 20, 2010)  
Sovereign body means?

Karthik said: (Feb 3, 2011)  
I cant understand the question.

Leela Krishnan said: (Mar 18, 2011)  
I cant get the meaning of the question.

Mumtaz said: (May 11, 2011)  
Soverign means free to do anything.

Jagadish said: (May 23, 2011)  
The answer is D. Here sovereign has to be understood in the context of British Constitution. In Britain the parliament is supreme because it can even override the judiciary in framing the laws. In India the constitution is supreme. Some power has been vested with the courts as check and balance and also for smooth running of the state.

Gdslks said: (Jul 5, 2011)  
Because parliament cannot alone participate in the with in the constitutional limits which were made.

Pradeeplodhi said: (Jul 8, 2011)  
1st three correct answers.

Kumar said: (Jul 10, 2011)  
I cant understand this question, can anyone explain the question please.

Yuvaraj said: (Jul 17, 2011)  
First three options are true as the word sovereign means "to take any decision". In india, the parliament has to function within the limits prescribed by the constitution. In case of violation, the supreme court can oversee the parliament and take appropriate decision and the Indian polity is federal in structure, that is, the powers are divided between the states and the centre. The centre can legislate only on subjects enumerated in the union list and the concurrent list and it cannot legislate on subjects in the state list but with he consent of half of the state legislatures and rajya sabha it can legislate on subjects in the state list but the needs the approval of state legislatures. So, the parliament is not sovereign. Thank you.

Pratibha said: (Aug 21, 2011)  
Yuvaraj you are right.

Rakesh said: (Aug 24, 2011)  
What yuvraj said is correct. As India is democratic. The powers and laws are distributed. So only parliment cannot be considered as soverign.

Rahul said: (Sep 22, 2011)  
What is the Question ?. I can't understand.

Master said: (Sep 26, 2011)  
I am not satisfied to this answer.I think that this answer is wrong. Because in India parliament is supreme and so there is sovereignty in India

Priyaranjan said: (Jan 7, 2012)  
Sovereign means independence, all the three points mentioned are binding to the Parliament so, correct answer is all of above.

Madhu said: (Jan 20, 2012)  
Indian parliament is only a legislaive body and the power of judiciary vested on the part of the court.

Ramesh said: (Mar 5, 2012)  
The parliament has to function within the limits prescribed by the constitution. In case of violation, the supreme court can oversee the parliament and take appropriate decision and the Indian polity is federal in structure, that is, the powers are divided between the states and the centre. The centre can legislate only on subjects enumerated in the union list and the concurrent list and it cannot legislate on subjects in the state list but with he consent of half of the state legislatures and rajya sabha it can legislate on subjects in the state list but the needs the approval of state legislatures. So, the parliament is not sovereign.

Hareesha said: (May 24, 2012)  
Indian parliament is only a legislative body and the power of judiciary vested on the part of the court.

Aparna said: (Aug 2, 2012)  
Sovereignty is the freedom to govern oneself within a territory and to be free from any external control. All INDIANS are free to govern themselves and to make laws. There should be no external interference of any kind in the functioning of the government.

Amit said: (Sep 6, 2012)  
@Yuvraj you are right.

Malithi said: (Sep 6, 2012)  
I think in this case Jagadish answer is very correct

John said: (Oct 12, 2012)  
Sovereign body means king, emperor. No one rules us, our's is a democratic country.

Sanjay said: (May 22, 2013)  
Sovereignty means after independence India is free to follow any kind of policy. No outside power can interfere in the internal affairs of our country.

Pankaj Baweja said: (Jul 8, 2013)  
Because all the powers are separated between Judiciary, Executive and Legislature. No one is supreme.

Anura Pathak said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
Here sovereign stands for. Free to take decisions in his internal matters. No outside body cam implement anything. As simple as that.

Suhasini said: (Oct 30, 2013)  
India is a democratic country. According to that option D is correct.

Batt Firdoos said: (Jan 14, 2014)  
Indians parliament is only nominal. Power presides by the court it is only law making body.

Ranjith said: (Feb 7, 2014)  
The answer is D. Here sovereign has to be understood in the context of British Constitution. In Britain the parliament is supreme because it can even override the judiciary in framing the laws. In India the constitution is supreme. Some power has been vested with the courts as check and balance and also for smooth running of the state.

Prateek said: (Mar 26, 2014)  
Sovereign means self ruling a state where there resides a supreme power acknowledging no other superior. In British form, parliament is supreme, in American, judiciary is supreme but in the case of our constitution the people are the supreme power so it can be said that sovereignty in India vests in the people.

Lpgupta said: (May 24, 2014)  
Can president after retirement come in politics?

Devashish Sohani said: (May 26, 2014)  
Ash sovereign body means "It include all institutional region to cover up laws to got as private" that's why it's not regards.

Kamal Pratap said: (Jun 19, 2014)  
Option C is correct because.

1. Parliament can make laws in concurrent list subjects and state list subjects (under few conditions).

2. Parliament can amend constitution article 386.

Rohit said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
What is the meaning of this question? the first 3 are right.

Pearl said: (Sep 27, 2014)  
Sovereign means government Autonomous rule. But in India our parliament is not autonomous our dictator but the common people are decision making all powers are vested in their hands and thus govt has to work within limits prescribed by our constitution which is meant for the people of India.

Shiladitya Pradhan said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Who is the present governor of West Bengal?

Ambrish Verma said: (Nov 9, 2014)  
Sovereignty in our country lies in different areas for different aspects, legislative sovereignty leis in parliament; if we want an over all answer for the question of 'sovereign' my answer is the people of India (as per the article 1 of our constitution).

For me this question in itself is incomplete.

Mala said: (Mar 11, 2015)  
According to me, here sovereign means supreme, and as a matter of fact the constitution alone has the supreme power for the parliament and on itself.

Avinash said: (Mar 24, 2015)  
Sovereign means supreme power. When a bill or any decision may pass through parliament but if supreme court think it's against law, they can stop it which is under provision. There was some boundary for parliament extent.

Indu Bhusan said: (May 2, 2015)  
Sovereign means a single or supreme ruler.

Sanjana Mandal said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
I think it will be D. Because all 3 options are true.

Krishna Priya said: (Jul 30, 2015)  
The answer is D because I think 3 option are right this is my answer.

Pradeep K K said: (Nov 4, 2015)  
The answer is D, because option A is correct because in parliament only those laws, bills, amendments etc. are discussed which are forwarded by central government and which are legal by our constitution.

Option B is correct because according to our constitution, for every session of parliament have a particular no. of days mentioned in our constitution.

Option C is correct because our constitution have given power to our The Honorable Supreme Court to see on all the laws, bills, amendments etc. passed by parliament, if it contravene the provisions of the Constitution.

Hence, option D is correct.

Naresh said: (Dec 11, 2015)  
I think option A is not correct. Parliament also can make law on state subject if Rajyasabha allow.

Choudhary Sahib said: (Mar 20, 2016)  
Sovereign means supreme power means to control the whole body hence the D option is correct.

Joydeep Das said: (Apr 2, 2016)  
Yes, the right answer is D.

Sanjeev said: (Apr 3, 2016)  
The correct answer is C. Option A and B shows the sovereign of the Parliament.

Georgian Kanha said: (Apr 23, 2016)  
First of all, what does sovereign mean?

It means it has supreme power means none power is above parliament, but it does not happen with our Indian parliament.

It has to work within some limit and limits are given in three option So, D is the right answer.

Dakge Riba said: (Jun 11, 2016)  
Indian parliament is indirect phenomena of governing because people's consent are presented indirectly through a representative. Sovereign people surrender their individual rights to state for its welfare. In India constitution and some other laws like Indian penal code.

Frist is supreme to Parliament and second is an organ of government and can check and balance on law legislate by the legislature vice versa, as so the president of India is the first citizen of the nation. Thus, Constitution is supreme in India and Question and options are correct.

As such logically answer is [D].

T.M.Singh said: (Jul 2, 2016)  
The correct (d). Actually, It is asking about the Parliament power. Whether it has the absolute power or not.

Here, sovereign stand the absolute power of the Parliament.

Santwana said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
What is the difference between union list and concurrent list?

Ayush said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
I think D is the correct answer.

Vijaya Kumar Sreerangam said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
Answer D is correct since soveignity assumes multi-facet independence which is covered in all the three above answers.

Reshma Vinayak Jadhav said: (Oct 22, 2016)  
I think d is the right answer because Indian constitute is a simplifying the democratic.

So obviously D answer is correct.

Tophan Nayak said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Your answer is good @Jagadish.

Noon Mushahary said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
D is the correct answer. I agree.

Mihir @ Manash. said: (Jan 4, 2017)  
Sovereign means ultimate power or supreme power to do anythings. There is no obstacles to do somethings. According to me, all 1st 3 answers are correct.

Azqa Fatima said: (Jan 24, 2017)  
Please say which is the right answer?

Karan Verma said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
I think the right answer is C.

Vishal Gupta said: (Feb 24, 2017)  
All the first three answers are true and practical situations that taken place.

Harish Chandaka said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
1st and 2nd options are wrong because parliament can make laws in state list at emergency provisions and parliament can amend the constitution with out damaging the basic structure of constitution.

Shariq said: (Feb 8, 2018)  
Please explain the answer of the question.

Bhagi said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
Please explain it.

Sathvik said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
Parliament can make laws that are in UNION LIST and CONCURRENT LIST also.

Singh said: (Mar 25, 2018)  
Sovereign means?

Sabbarish said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
Sovereign means it is the only/supreme body which rules a nation.

Umang said: (Jun 6, 2018)  
I think all the three above answers because sovereign is the only supreme body which rules a nation.

Bidya Sagar Behera said: (Nov 12, 2018)  
The answer is D.

Because India is under rule of law. India follow all the provision set and confirmed by the constitution and no one is greater than constitution since sovereign head (President) is also elected under the provision of Article 53& 54.

And in this question, A, B & C all options ensure by the constitution itself. So all the options are true.

So, the answer is D.

Ashwin said: (Dec 1, 2018)  
Please give more details about it.

Leela Avinash said: (May 9, 2019)  
Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies.

Shlok said: (May 12, 2019)  
According to me, the answer is D because here the constitution is supreme and according to it the laws are framed and actions are taken through here the situation is considered as possible then its correct because in constitution sovereign, secular, democratic, republic all are written in the constitution.

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