Which among the following statements is / are correct ?
1. If there is a deadlock between the two houses on a Money Bill, there can not be a joint sitting
2. A constitution amendment bill must be passed by the two houses separately
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

To resolve a deadlock between the two Houses, in case of an ordinary legislation, the Constitution provides for the joint sitting of both Houses.
As regards a Constitution amendment Bill, it has been provided in the Constitution that such a Bill has to be passed by the specific majority, as prescribed under article 368 of the Constitution, by both Houses. There is, therefore, no provision for resolving a deadlock between the two Houses in regard to a Constitution amendment Bill.
In case of money bill, there is no question of a joint sitting.

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