The Speaker of Lok Sabha once taken up that office __:
1. needs to resign from the political party which he / she belongs
2. can be removed from the office only in a manner that is similar to a judge of Supreme Court
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

  • First statement is not correct in case of India, while correct in case of UK. In our country, Speaker is not required to break away from his political party.
  • The second statement is not correct. Speaker of Lok Sabha can be removed only by a resolution passed by the Lok Sabha by an absolute majority (ie, a majority of the total members of the House). The motion of removal must be supported by at least 50 members.

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