Which among the following statements is / are correct with respect to central government of India:
1. The cabinet members are members of parliament
2. A minister can hold the office till he / she enjoys confidence of Prime Minister
3. Head of the state in India heads the Council of Ministers
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

The first statement is correct, however, even if a cabinet member is not MP at the time of joining, he is given 6 months time to comply with this.

The second statement is also correct. If a minister loses confidence of PM, PM would simply ask him to resign. If the minister does not do so, PM would recommend President to dismiss the minister.

The third statement is incorrect because Prime Minister is the head of the Council of Ministers.

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