Lok Sabha is more powerful than Rajya Sabha. Justify the statement.
The Parliament plays a central role in modern democracies. In our country, the Parliament has two chambers as Houses-the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is elected by the people and exercises the real power on behalf of the people. Rajya Sabha is usually elected indirectly and performs some special fuctions.
Lok Sabha exercises more power than Rajya Sabha in the following ways:
Any ordinary law needs to be passed by both the houses but in case of conflict, view of Lok Sabha prevails because it has large number of members.
Once the Lok Sabha passes the budget or any other money related law, Rajya Sabha cannot reject it. The Rajya Sabha can delay it for a maximum of 14 days or suggest changes in it which may or may not be accepted by the Lok Sabha.
Most importantly, the Lok Sabha controls the Council of Ministers. If the majority of the Lok Sabha members say that they have no confidence in the Council of Ministers, then all the ministers including the Prime Minister have to resign.
Thus, it can be concluded that Lok Sabha is more powerful than Rajya Sabha.