UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    Which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection?

    A)  Second Schedule

    B)         Fifth Schedule

    C)  Eighth Schedule

    D)         Tenth Schedule

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] The Tenth Schedule to the Indian Constitution, that is popularly referred to as the 'Anti-Defection Law' was inserted by the 52nd Amendment of the Constitution in 1985. Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India provides that a member of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or Legislative Assembly of Legislative Council is disqualifiec for being a member of the house, if he voluntarily gives up the membership of the political party that gave in the ticket (original political party) to contest the election.

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