Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.


Statement: Should there be a restriction on the migration of people from one state to another state in India?


  1. No. Any Indian citizen has a basic right to stay at any place of his/her choice and hence they cannot be stopped.
  2. Yes. This is the way to effect an equitable distribution of resources across the states in India.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option A


Clearly, argument I holds strong, while argument II is vague.

Rishikesh said: (Dec 24, 2011)  
But also the Agrument II makes sense. This fact wwas even accepted by Indira gandhi In her speech urging for the balance developments in the country...According to me answer should be Both(E)

Bharti said: (May 2, 2018)  
Why the 2nd argument is weak? Please explain.

Prakhar Dwivedi said: (Dec 25, 2019)  
The second argument is weak because it is not related to statement the statement is talking about its people and state not for resources or equal distribution of it.

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