- Article 86 and 87 deal with the Presidential address in both Houses of Parliament.
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Article 87 deals with Special Address by the President and provides that:
- the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together at the commencement of the first session after each general election to the Lok Sabha and at the commencement of the first session of each year and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons.
‘Article 87 of the Constitution of India’
- Articles 86 and 87 of the Constitution deal with the Address by the President.
- Article 87(1) originally required the President to address both Houses of Parliament at the commencement of every session.
- The Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951, amended this provision.
- Article 87 makes it clear that the Address is to be to both Houses of Parliament assembled together.
- Thus if at the time of commencement of the first session of the year, the Lok Sabha has been dissolved and the Rajya Sabha has to meet, then the Rajya Sabha can have its Session
- without the President’s Address.