Consider the following statements:

  1. The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of Vice-President must be supported by at least 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders
  2. Impeachment of Vice-President requires two-third majority in both Houses of Parliament

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the nomination of a candidate for election to the office of Vice-President must be supported by at least 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders. Second statement is incorrect because Vice-President can be removed from office by a resolution of the Rajya Sabha passed by an absolute majority and agreed to Lok Sabha by simple majority.

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