Consider the following statements about State Legislative Assembly:

  1. The Speaker of Legislative Assembly has the power to summon and prorogue the assembly
  2. The power of adjournment and adjournment sine die of assembly lies with the Governor of the State

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the power to summon and prorogue Legislative Assembly of the State lies with the Governor of the State. Second statement is incorrect because the power of adjournment as well as adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House or Assembly (Speaker in case of Legislative Assembly of a State)

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module