Q. With reference to internal democracy of political parties, consider the following statements;
1.The ECI has periodically used guidelines issued for the registration of parties to remind parties to conduct elections every five years.
2.The Election Commission of India have statutory power to enforce internal democracy in parties and can mandate internal elections.
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: The ECI has periodically used guidelines issued for the registration of parties under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 to remind parties to conduct elections and to ensure that their leadership is renewed, changed or re-elected every five years.

Statement 2 is incorrect: It was launched by US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom

Source: The Hindu