# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No.34)

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.

• (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.

34.

Statement: Should all the legislators be forced to resign from their profession?

Arguments:

1. Yes. They will be able to devote more time for the country.
2. No, nobody will contest election.

 [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

Explanation:

The legislators should surely not be engaged in any other profession because only then will they be able to work with devotion. So, argument I holds. Also, if such a law is enforced, only those people will contest elections who are really prepared to work for the country. So, argument II is vague.

 Sharon Jonathan said: (Sep 1, 2013) Just because the legislators are forced to resign, it doesn't mean that they would do social service.

 Jaydev said: (Oct 1, 2014) The statement is vague. It should mention resigning from 'other business activity'. Word 'Profession' can be implied as their job of legislator also.

 Anamika said: (Nov 2, 2014) Statement 1 is completely vague and illogical ideally they are legislators to serve country better.

 Narnia said: (Feb 21, 2015) The profession of a legislator is to make laws. In the explanation, it says "from all other professions". The statement never said anything about other professions!?

 Smn said: (Sep 19, 2020) Statement I was is vague, how can anyone is forced to be resigned from their profession. I think option D will be correct.