Q. Consider the following statements with respect to President:
1. President is part of union executive
2. Nominated members of the parliament participate in President Election
Which of the following codes given below is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

The Union executive consists of the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the council of ministers and the attorney general of India.

The President is elected not directly by the people but by members of Electoral College consisting of:

  • The elected members of both the Houses of Parliament;
  • The elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states; and
  • The elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.

Thus, the nominated members of both of Houses of Parliament, the nominated members of the state legislative assemblies, the members (both elected and nominated) of the state legislative councils (in case of the bicameral legislature) and the nominated members of the Legislative Assemblies of Delhi and Puducherry do not participate in the election of the President.

Source: ForumIAS