1

Consider the following statements:
1. According to the Constitution of India, a person who is eligible to vote can be made a
minister in a State for six months even if he/she is not a member of the Legislature of
that State.
2. According to the Representation of People Act, 1951, a person convicted of a
criminal offence and sentenced to imprisonment for five years is permanently
disqualified from contesting an election even after his release from prison.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2

Consider the following statements: (1) In India, there is no law restricting the candidates from contesting in one Lok Sabha election from three constituencies. (2) In 1991 Lok Sabha Election, Shri Devi Lal contested from three Lok Sabha constituencies. (3) As per the existing rules, if a candidate contests in one Lok Sabha election from many constituencies, his/her party should bear the cost of bye elections to the constituencies vacated by him/her in the event of him/her winning in all the constituencies. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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