117. A member, other than a Minister, who wishes to
move a resolution relating to a matter of general public interest, shall give
notice of the resolution fifteen clear days before the day alloted for
resolutions, and shall, together with the notice, submit a copy of the
resolution which he wishes to move :
Provided that the Speaker may allow resolution to be entered in the list of
business with shorter notice than fifteen days :
Provided further that no member shall, unless he has obtained the special
permission of the Speaker, be permitted to give notice of more then three
resolutions for one session of the Vidhan Sabha.
118. A resolution may be in the form of a declaration of opinion, or a
recommenda-tion; or may be in the form so as to record either approval or
disapproval by the House of an act of policy to Government, or convey a message
or command, urge or request an action or call attention to a matter or situation
for consideration by Government; or may be in such other form as the Speaker may
119. Subject to the provisions of these rules any member or a Minister
may move a resolution relating to a matter of general public interest.
120. In order that a resolution may be admissible, it shall satisfy the
following conditions, namely :-
(i) it shall be clearly and precisely expressed, and shall raise substantially
one definite issue;
(ii) it shall not contain arguments, inferences, imputations, ironical
expressions or defamatory statements;
(iii) it shall not refer to any matter of the fact on which a judicial decision
is pending or to a matter pending before any statutory tribunal or statutory
authority performing any judicial or quasi-judicial functions or any commission
or court of enquiry appointed to enquire into or investigate the matter;
(iv) it shall not refer to the character or conduct of any person except in his
official or public capacity; and
(v) it shall not refer to the conduct of any judge of the Supreme Court or a
High Court in the discharge of his duties.
121. (1) The Speaker shall decide if the resolution is admissible under
the rules and may disallow any resolution which, in his opinion, does not comply
with these rules :
Provided that he may amend it in form or give the member concerned an
apportunity of amending it.
(2) The Speaker may disallow any resolution or any part of a resolution on the
ground that it relates to a matter which is not primarily the concern of the
State Government or is detrimental to the public interest.
122. (1) A member in whose name a resolution stands
in the list of business shall, except when he wishes to withdraw it, when called
on, move the resolution, in which case he shall commence his speech by a formal
motion in the term appearing on the list of business :
Provided that the member may, with the permission of the Speaker, authorise any
other member, in whose name the same resolution stands lower in the list of
business, to move it on his behalf and the member so authorised may move
(2) If the member, when called on, is absent, any other member authorised by him
in writing in this behalf may, with the permission of the Speaker move the
resolution standing in his name.
123. (1) After a resolution has been moved, any member may, subject to
the rules relating to resolutions, move an amendment to the resolution.
(2) If notice of such amendment, together with a copy of the text of the
amendment, has not been given three days before the day fixed for the discussion
of the resolution, any member may object to the moving of the amendment, and
such objection shall prevail unless the Speaker allows the amendment to be
(3) The Secretary shall, if time permits, make available to members from time to
time lists of amendments of which notices have been given.
124. No speech on a resolution, except with the permission of the
Speaker, shall exceed fifteen minutes in duration :
Provided that the mover of a resolution, when moving the same and the Minister
concerned when speaking for the first time, may speak for thirty minutes or for
such longer time as the Speaker may permit.
125. The discussion of a resolution shall be strictly relevant to and
within the scope of the resolution.
126. (1) A member in whose name a resolution stands in the list of
business may, when called on, withdraw the resolution in which case he shall
confine himself to a mere statement to that effect.
(2) A member who has moved a resolution or amendment to a resolution shall not
withdraw the same except by leave of the House.
(3) If a resolution which has been admitted is not discussed during the session,
it shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.
127. When any resolution involving several points has been discussed, the
Speaker may divide the resolution, and put each or any points separately to the
vote, as he may think fit.
128. (1) When a resolution has been moved, no resolution or amendment
raising substantially the same question shall be moved within one year from the
date of the moving of the earlier resolution.
(2) When a resolution has been withdrawn with the leave of the House, no
resolution raising substantially the same question shall be moved during the
129. A copy of every resolution, which has been passed by the House,
shall be forwarded to the Minister concerned.