SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following are the circumstances under which an elected member of Parliament may be disqualified on the ground of defection?
    1. If he voluntarily gives up his membership of a political party
    2. If he votes or abstains from voting contrary to any direction issued by his political party without prior permission of the political party
    3. If he is expelled by the party for anti-party activities
    4. If he joins a political party other than the party on whose ticket he contested and got elected. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 4    

    B)  1, 2 and 4

    C)  1 3 and 4         

    D)  2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Tenth Schedule - popularly known as the Anti-Defection Act - was included in the Constitution in 1985 by the Rajiv Gandhi ministry and sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party.

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