Q. Consider the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha:
1.It is subjected to dissolution.
2.The retiring members of Rajya Sabha are not eligible for re-election and re-nomination.
Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: The Rajya Sabha (first constituted in 1952) is a continuing chamber, that is, it is a permanent body and not subject to dissolution.

  • However, one-third of its members retire every second year.
  • Their seats are filled up by fresh elections and presidential nominations at the beginning of every third year.
  • The retiring members are eligible for re-election and re-nomination any number of times.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity