42nd amendment to Constitution- Indian polity and Governance

Q.  Consider the following statements

1. 42nd amendment extended the term of loksabha to 6 years.
2. 42nd amendment gave precedence to directive principles over fundamental rights

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

- Published on 07 Jun 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None

ANSWER: Both
 
42nd amendment brought about the most widespread changes to the Constitution in its history, and is sometimes called a "mini-Constitution" or the "Constitution of Indira. 43rd and 44th Amendments tried to restore the pre-1976 position to some extent.

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