Consider the following statements: 1., In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assembly, the winning candidate must get at least 50 percent of the votes polled, to be declared elected. 2., According to the provisions laid down in the Constitution of India, in Lok Sabha, the Speaker’s post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speaker’s to the opposition. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer (d)The first statement is wrong answer. India has adopted the first-past-the-post electoral system. In this system, the candidate who gets votes more than all other candidates is declared as winner.The second statement is also incorrect answer. In Lok Sabha, the Speaker’s post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speaker’s post to the opposition as per the convention.  

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