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Which is the second highest constitutional office in India?
1. Prime Minister
2. President
3. Vice President
4. Governor

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Vice President

The correct answer is Vice President.

  • Vice President of India
    • Part V of the Constitution of India discusses the office of the Vice-President of India.
    • Articles 63 to Article 73 deal with the qualifications, election, and removal of the Vice-President of India.
    • Article 63 states that there shall be a vice-president of India.
    • The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional office in India after the President. Hence, Option 3 is correct.
    • The Vice President acts as President in the absence of the President due to death, resignation, impeachment, or other situations.
    • Article 64 states that the Vice-President shall be the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
    • Article 65 states that Vice-President shall act as President in the vacancy of the office of the President until the new President is elected.
    • Article 66 deals with the provision of the Election of the Vice-President.
    • Article 67 mentions the Term of Office of Vice-President.
    • Article 68 states the Vacancy of office of the Vice-President.
    • Article 69 deals with Oaths & Affirmation by the Vice-President.
    • Article 71 deals with matters relating to or connected with, the election of a President and Vice-President.
    • Venkaiah Naidu is the current Vice President of India. (2021)

Prime Minister
  • He is the head of the cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.
  • The present Prime Minister is Narendra Modi. (2021)
President of India 
  • The Highest Post in India. 
  • The first citizen of India.
  • Officially the president of the Republic of India is the ceremonial head of the state of India and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Ram Nath Kovind is the 14th and current President. (2021)
Governor
  • The Governors of the states of India have similar powers and functions at the state level as those of the President of India at the Central level.
  • Governors exist in the states while Lieutenant Governors or Administrators exist in union territories including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • The governor acts as the nominal head whereas the real power lies with the chief ministers of the statesand his/her councils of ministers.

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