Q. Which of the following member/s is/are participating Vice President Election?
1.Elected members of Lok Sabha
2.Nominated members of Rajya Sabha
3.Elected members of State Legislative Assembly
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Vice-President, like the president, is elected not directly by the people but by the method of indirect election.

  • He is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament.
  • Thus, this Electoral College is different from the Electoral College for the election of the President in the following two respects:
  • It consists of both elected and nominated members of the Parliament (in the case of president, only elected members).
  • It does not include the members of the state legislative assemblies (in the case of President, the elected members of the state legislative assemblies are included).

Explaining the reason for this difference, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar observed: The President is the head of the State and his power extends both to the administration by the Centre as well as to the states.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity