Who among the following is / are parts of the Electoral College that elects the President of India?
1. Elected Members of Parliament
2. Nominated Members of Parliament
3. Elected Members of State Legislative Assemblies
4. Elected Members of State Legislative Councils
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

The president is elected for a term of 5 years. He may terminate his own term by writing a resignation addressed to Vice president. He can be removed from the office ONLY by impeachment. He is eligible to re-elected for the same office for unlimited times. The president is not elected by the people directly. A president is elected by an electoral college. This Electoral College consists of the following:
• Elected members of parliament (MPs from Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha).
• Elected members of State legislative members, including that if NCT of Delhi and Pondicherry
Members of legislative councils in the states where there are bicameral legislatures can NOT participate in election of President.

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