Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Freedom to access the vote comes within the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.
2.The Representation of People Act, 1951 empowers the Election Commission to notify classes of voters who are unable to vote in person at their constituencies because of physical or social circumstances. 
3.Article 176 of the Constitution requires the Governor to mandatorily address the Members of legislature at the commencement of the first session of each year.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. The Supreme Court, in a series of cases, has interpreted the freedom to access the vote as within the ambit of Article 19(1)(a).

Statement 2 and 3 are correct. Section 60(c) of the RPA, 1951 empowers the Election Commission to notify classes of voters who are unable to vote in person at their constituencies because of physical or social circumstances. Article 176 of the Constitution requires the Governor to mandatorily address the Members of legislature at the commencement of the first session of each year.

Source: ForumIAS