Consider the following statements regarding Office of Profit with reference to recent issue of disqualification of 21 AAP MLAs of Delhi Assembly:

  1. The final power to decide whether a person holds an office of profit under government of India lies with the Law Ministry of India
  2. The decision of Governor of the state on matters related to disqualification (other than anti-defection law) of a MLA is final and is not subjected to judicial review

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because there is no law which defines the term “Office of Profit”. Hence the final power lies in the hands of Supreme Court of India to define office of profit. Second statement is correct.

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