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Consider the following statements:
1. The Election Commission of India is a ‘ five-member body.
2. Union Ministry of Home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and bye-elections.
3. Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognized political parties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only

Answer:

D

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Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect. The Election Commission of India is a three-member body consisting of the Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Election Commission of India is responsible for determining the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and bye-elections.

Statement 3 is correct. The Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognized political parties.

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