Q. With reference to Merger of Parties under Anti Defection Law, consider the following statements:
1. The law allows a party to merge with or into another party provided that at least one-thirds of its legislators are in favour of the merger.
2. In party merger, neither the members who decide to merge nor the ones who decided to stay with the original party will face disqualification.
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: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect: The law allows a party to merge with or into another party provided that at least two-thirds of its legislators are in favour of the merger. 

Statement 2 is correct: In such a scenario, neither the members who decide to merge nor the ones who stay with the original party will face disqualification. 

Source: Explained: Anti-defection law, for independent legislators