Which Article of the Constitution of India?

Which article of the constitution of India deals with the formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states:

  1. Article 5
  2. Article 3
  3. Article 6
  4. Article 2
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 27th August 2015 in Politics.
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    Article 3

    According to the Article 3 of the Indian Constitution of the India, Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States
    Parliament may by law

    • Form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any States
    • Increase the Area of any State
    • Diminish the Area fo any State
    • Alter the boundaries of
    • alter the name of any State; Provided that no Bill for the purpose shall be introduced in either House of Parliament except on the recommendation of the President and unless, where the proposal contained in the Bill affects the area, boundaries or name of any of the States, the Bill has been referred by the President to the Legislature of that State for expressing its views thereon within such period as may be specified in the reference or within such further period as the President may allow and the period so specified or allowed has expired Explanation I In this article, in clauses (a) to (e), State includes a Union territory, but in the proviso, State does not include a Union territory Explanation II The power conferred on Parliament by clause (a) includes the power to form a new State or Union territory by uniting a part of any State or Union territory to any other State or Union territory
    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 30th August 2015.
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