❖ What does the term "Floor Crossing" mean?
==> The practise of floor crossing refers to the defection of a member of Parliament from the party he was elected to another political party.
❖ What is "Gallp Poll"?
==> This is a method of surveying and collecting people’s opinion on various issues. It was developed by American public opinion expert George Gallop.
❖ What is Lame-Duck Session of Parliament?
==> The last session of the old Parliament held after the election of the new Parliament is called Lame-Duck Session.
❖ What is "Preventive detention" ?
==> To prevent him from doing something. It is done on the apprehension that he is going to do something wrong.
❖ Punitive detention.
==>To punish a person for what, he has done after he is tried in the courts (for the illegal act committed by him).
❖ "Casting Vote"
==> In the case of equality of votes in a House on a matter, the decisive vote cast by the chairman or the speaker as the case may be, is called casting vote.
==>Centre gives grants in order to correct interstate disparities.
❖ The Panchayati Raj (also called Democratic Decentralisation) was launched on October 2, 1959 in Nagaur (Rajasthan) by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.