Consider the following statements about Anti Defection law:

  1. The power to decide disqualification on grounds of defection is vested in the hands of President of India
  2. The decision regarding disqualification arising out of defection is not subject to judicial review

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the power to decide the cases of such disqualification is vested in the hands of the Speaker of the state legislative assembly or the presiding officer of the House under the anti-defection law. Second statement is incorrect because the decision regarding disqualification arising out of defection is subject to judicial review.

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