Consider the following statements:
1. Parliament of India is empowered to make laws with every matter that is enumerated in the State List in the national interest
2. To do this, a resolution by Lok Sabha is required that is supported by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

This is a very important question on a very important provision in constitution of India. The above provision has been enshrined in the Article 249. As per this article, the resolution has to be passed by two thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest in the Council of States and NOT the Lok Sabha. So statement 2 is incorrect.

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