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Defection has been defined as abandoning a position or association, often to join an opposing group. 91st Constitutional Amendment Act of 2003 1. The total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Central Council of Ministers, shall not exceed 15% of the total strength of the Lok Sabha. Hence statement 1 is correct. 2. A member of either house of Parliament belonging to any political party who is disqualified on the ground of defection shall also be disqualified to be appointed as a minister. 3. Provision of the Tenth Schedule(anti-defection law) pertaining to an exemption from disqualification in case of the split by one-third members of the legislature party has been deleted. It means that defectors have no more protection on grounds of splits. Hence statement 2 is incorrect.

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