Q. Consider the following statements:
1.A ​​political party would be considered a national party if it is recognised as state party in four or more states.
2.A party once recognized as a national party can never lose its national party status.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct. A ​​political party would be considered a national party if it is recognised as state party in four or more states.

Statement 2 is incorrect. A party may gain or lose national party status from time to time depending on the fulfilment of the laid-down conditions.

Source: ForumIAS