Which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. At the time of appointment, a chief minister must be a member of either State Assembly or State Legislative Council
2. At the time of appointment, prime minister must be member of either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

  • 75 (5) A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of either House of Parliament shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister
  • 164 (4) A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of the Legislature of the State shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister

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