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How many times was the term of the Lok Sabha extended up to 6 years?

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Q. How many times was the term of the Lok Sabha extended up to 6 years?
  1. Once
  2. Twice
  3. Thrice
  4. Never
Answer: Once

The 5th Lok Sabha was extended to 6 years. Extension of the term of Lok Sabha happened only once in the history of Independent India.
Extension of term of Lok Sabha can be achieved only by following the below process:
  1. The extension can be achieved by amending the Constitution, which is quite difficult because a special majority under Article 368 is required.
  2. During National Emergency, the duration of Lok Sabha can be extended to a maximum of 1 year at a time by passing a law in the parliament. This period can further be extended to a maximum of 1 year again & again. Government just needs to pass the law every time.
During National Emergency, the duration of Lok Sabha can be extended to a maximum of 1 year at a time by passing a law in the parliament. The term of the 5th Lok Sabha was extended twice by passing House of the People (extension of duration) Act, 1976. However, this extension cannot continue beyond a period of six months after the Emergency ceases to operate.
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