Consider the following statements with respect to citizenship in India:

  1. The power to grant citizenship lies with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
  2. The Indian constitution does allow dual citizenship in some exceptional cases

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the power to grant citizenship lies with the Home Ministry. Citizenship of India can be acquired by:  Birth, Descent, Registration, Naturalization, and Incorporation of territory, Termination, Renunciation, Acquisition of another country and Deprivation. Second statement is incorrect because Indian constitution does not allow or recognize "dual citizenship".

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