Consider the following statements:
1. Both Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha are members of respective house
2. Both Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha can exercise casting vote in case of a deadlock in respective house
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

Speaker is a member of the House, but Chairman (VP) is not a member of the House. But like the Speaker, the Chairman also cannot vote in the first instance. He too can cast a vote in the case of an equality of votes

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