(1) The President may address either House of Parliament or both Houses assembled together, and for that purpose require the attendance of members.

 

(2) The President may send messages to either House of Parliament, whether with respect to a Bill then pending in Parliament or otherwise, and a House to which any message is so sent shall with all convenient despatch consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration

Debate Summary

Article 70, Draft Constitution, 1948

(1) The President may address either House of Parliament or both Houses assembled together, and for that purpose require the attendance of members.

 (2) The President may send messages to either House of Parliament, whether with respect to a Bill then pending in Parliament or otherwise, and a House to which any message is so sent shall with all convenient despatch consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration.

 

Draft Article 70 (Article 86, Constitution of India) enabled the President to address either House of the Parliament. There was no debate around it and the Assembly adopted the Draft Article on 18th May 1949.