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Correct Option is 1 and 2

1. In 1997, the Supreme Court held that a person who is not a member of either House of Parliament can be appointed as Prime Minister for six months, within which, he should become a member of either House of Parliament or he ceases to be the Prime Minister. Hence statement 1 is incorrect. 2. Constitutionally, the Prime Minister may be a member of any of the two Houses of parliament. For example, three Prime Ministers, Indira Gandhi (1966), Deve Gowda (1996) and Manmohan Singh (2004), were members of the Rajya Sabha. In Britain, on the other hand, the Prime Minister should definitely be a member of the Lower House (House of Commons). Hence statement 2 is incorrect. Other Powers & Functions 3. He is the chief spokesman of the Union government 4. He is the crisis manager-in-chief at the political level during emergencies Hence statement 3 is correct.

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