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Correct Option is Two thirds of the members present and voting

The Indian Parliament is a bicameral legislature consisting of two houses. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The members of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) are directly elected by the people through the voting process. The members of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) are elected by the members of the states’ legislative assemblies. 1. When Rajya Sabha Passes a Resolution If the Rajya Sabha declares that it is necessary for the national interest that Parliament should make laws on a matter in the State List, then the Parliament becomes competent to make laws on that matter. 2. Such a resolution must be supported by two-thirds of the members present and voting. The resolution remains in force for one year and can be renewed any number of times but not exceeding one year at a time. The laws cease to have an effect on the expiration of six months after the resolution has ceased to be in force. Thus option (a) is correct. 3. This provision does not restrict the power of a state legislature to make laws on the same matter. But, in case of inconsistency between a state law and parliamentary law, the latter is to prevail.

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