Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate
Part of: GS Prelims Polity and GS Mains II–Comparing Indian constitution
- The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened in the US Senate, as lawmakers took a solemn oath to be “impartial” in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office.
From Prelims point of view:
Indian Impeachment process
- In India, President can be impeached for violation of the Constitution (Article 61)
- The motion for impeaching President can be introduced in any House of Parliament.
- After the investigation, the motion of impeachment must be passed by a two-thirds majority of the total membership of the House by both Houses of the Parliament.