Consider the following statements:
1. The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha is also a member of Rajya Sabha
2. The elected as well as nominated members of Rajya Sabha participate in voting for election of Vice President
3. The President of India is not a member of either House of Parliament
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
Rajya Sabha chooses from amongst its members, a Deputy Chairman, thus he / she is a member of Rajya Sabha. However, Chairman of Rajya Sabha i.e. Vice President is not a member of Rajya Sabha. Second and Third statements are also correct.
President: Elected members of parliament (MPs from Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha). Elected members of State legislative members, including that if NCT of Delhi and Pondicherry
Vice President: Vice President is elected indirectly, by an electoral college consisting of members of both houses of the Parliament
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