Consider the following statements:

  1. National Emergency must be approved by both Houses of Parliament within three months from date of its proclamation by President
  2. National Emergency can be extended to maximum of three years with approval of the Parliament for every six months

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the 44th Amendment Act of 1978 reduced the maximum time period from two months to one month for the approval of national emergency in Parliament. Second statement is incorrect because it can be extended to an indefinite period with an approval of the Parliament for every six months.

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