Under Article 361 of the Constitution of India, immunity from criminal proceedings is available during the term of his or her office to __:
3. Prime Minister
4. Chief Minister
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
Under Article 361 of the Constitution of India, immunity from criminal proceedings is available to the
President and the Governor only during the term of his or her office.
But even these provisions are subject to interpretation as to what is the scope of the immunity that is available and arguably, this immunity need not be available for acts of corruption, which are not in any way related to the legitimate exercise of constitutional powers by these authorities.
The Constitution of India does not provide for any immunity for the Prime Minister, Chief Minister or Ministers.
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