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Q. Which of the following statements are grounds for disqualification according to the Constitution.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A
1 and 2 only
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B
1 and 3 only
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C
2 and 4 only
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D
3 and 4 only
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Solution

The correct option is B 1 and 3 only

Explanation:

  • Under the Constitution, a person shall be disqualified for being elected as a member of Parliament:
  1. if he holds any office of profit under the Union or state government (except that of a minister or any other office exempted by Parliament).
  2. if he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a court.
  3. if he is an undischarged insolvent.
  4. if he is not a citizen of India or has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a foreign state or is under any acknowledgement of allegiance to a foreign state.
  5. if he is so disqualified under any law made by Parliament.
  • Under the Representation of People Act (1951), the additional grounds mentioned are:
  1. He must not have been found guilty of certain election offences or corrupt practices in the elections.
  2. He must not have been punished for preaching and practising social crimes such as untouchability, dowry and sati.

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