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Consider the following statements in respect of election to the President of India:

Consider the following statements in respect of election to the President of India:

1. The members nominated to either House of the Parliament or the Legislative Assemblies of States are also eligible to be included in the Electoral College.

2. Higher the number of elective Assembly seats, higher is the value of vote of each MLA of that State.

3. The value of vote of each MLA of Madhya Pradesh is greater than that of Kerala.

4. The of vote of each MLA of Puducherry is higher than that of Arunachal Pradesh because the ratio of total population to total number of elective seats in Puducherry is greater as compared to Arunachal Pradesh.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) Only three

(d) All four

Answer: A

The correct answer is (a) Only one.

Statement 1 is incorrect. The members nominated to either House of the Parliament or the Legislative Assemblies of States are not eligible to be included in the Electoral College. Only the elected members of the Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies of States are eligible to be included in the Electoral College.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The value of vote of each MLA of a State is not determined by the number of elective Assembly seats in that State. The value of vote of each MLA of a State is determined by the ratio of the total population of that State to the total number of elective seats in that State.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The value of vote of each MLA of Madhya Pradesh is not greater than that of Kerala.

Statement 4 is correct. The value of vote of each MLA of Puducherry is higher than that of Arunachal Pradesh because the ratio of total population to total number of elective seats in Puducherry is greater as compared to Arunachal Pradesh.


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