Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Member of Parliaments (MPs) can take their oath in the Lok Sabha in any of the 22 languages specified in the Constitution.
2.According to the recent amendments by the Lok Sabha Speaker, an MP can add any remarks, slogans, or expressions as prefixes or suffixes to the prescribed oath.
3.The Second Schedule of the Constitution provides the exact wording for the oath or affirmation that MPs must take.
4.If an MP deviates from the prescribed form of oath during the ceremony, the oath will be deemed invalid and needs to be retaken correctly.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 4 only

[B] 2, 3 and 4 only

[C] 1, 2 and 4 only

[D] 2 and 4 only

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 4 are correct. MPs can take their oath in the Lok Sabha in any of the 22 languages specified in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. If an MP deviates from the prescribed form of oath during the ceremony, the oath will be deemed invalid and needs to be retaken correctly.

Statements 2 and 3 are incorrect. According to recent amendments by the Lok Sabha Speaker, MPs cannot add any remarks, slogans, or expressions as prefixes or suffixes to the prescribed oath. The new clause specifically prohibits this practice. The Third Schedule of the Constitution provides the exact wording for the oath or affirmation that MPs must take.

Source: AIR

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