An independent member of a House (elected without being set up as a candidate by any political party) becomes disqualified to remain a member of the House if he joins any political party after such election.
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The correct option is A True
The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution (inserted by the 52nd Amendment Act, 1985) provided for the disqualification of members of Parliament and State Legislatures on the ground of defection from one political party to another. The grounds of disqualification are:
A) if an elected member voluntarily give up his membership
B) if he votes or abstains from voting without the permission of the party
C) when an independent member joins a political party
D) when a nominated member of a house joins a political party after six months from the date on which he takes his seat.