The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) is an autonomous body formed in the year 1949 in pursuance of a motion adopted by the Constituent Assembly (Legislative) on 16th August 1948. With reference to IPG, consider the following statements:
1. The membership of IPG is open to all members of Parliament.
2. The former members of Parliament can also become associate members of the Group and they enjoy the same rights as present members of the Parliament.
3. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the ex officio president of the Group.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. 1 and only
2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only
4. 1, 2 and 3