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Which of the following statement(s) is/are conditions for a political party to be recognized as a State political party
1. 
Returned at least 1 member to the Lok Sabha for every 25 seats of Lok Sabha from that particular state.
2. Returned at least one member to the Legislative Assembly of that State for every thirty members of that Assembly from that particular state.
3. Have received at least 6 percent of the total valid vote polled in the general election for Lok Sabha or Assembly.
4. If such required number of a member of the Lok Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of the State becomes a member of that political party after his election to that House.
Correct answer code is:


  1. Only 1, 2 and 3
  2. Only 2, 3 and 4
  3. Only 1, 2 and 4
  4. All of the above


Solution

The correct option is A Only 1, 2 and 3

A political party shall be treated as a recognized political party in a State, if and only if either the conditions specified in Clause (A) are, or the condition specified in Clause (B) is, fulfilled by that party and not otherwise, that is to say-

1. (A) Such party –
has been engaged in political activity for a continuous period of five years; and
has, at the last general election in that State to the House of the People, or, as the case may be, to the Legislative Assembly of the State, returned-either
(i) at least one member to the House of the People for every twenty-five members of that House or any fraction of that number from that State; or
(ii) at least one member to the Legislative Assembly of that State for every thirty members of that Assembly or any fraction of that number;
(B) The total number of valid votes polled by all the contesting candidates set up by such party at the last general election in the State to the House of the People, or as the case may be, to the Legislative Assembly of the State, is not less than six per cent of the total number of valid votes polled by all the contesting candidates at such general election in the State.
2. The conditions in Clause (A) or Clause (B) above shall not be deemed to have been fulfilled by a political party, if a member of the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of the State becomes a member of that political party after his election to that House or, as the case may be, that Assembly.
3. 'State’ includes the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Pondicherry.
4. If a political party is treated as a recognized political party in four or more States, it shall be known as a ‘National Party’ throughout the whole of India, but only so long as that political party continues to fulfill thereafter the conditions for recognition in four or more States on the results of any subsequent general election either to the House of the People or to the Legislative Assembly of any State.
5. If a political party is treated as a recognized political party in less than four States, it should be known as a `State Party’ in the State or States in which it is so recognized, but only so long as that political party continues to fulfill thereafter the conditions for recognition on the results of any subsequent general election to the House of the People or, as the case may be, to the Legislative Assembly of the State, in the said State or States

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