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Correct Option is 1,2 and 3

Legislative Council is not subject to dissolution. It is a permanent body unless abolished by the Legislative Assembly and Parliament by due procedure. But no person can be a permanent member of the Council as one-third of the members of the Council retire on the expiry of every second year. It amounts to a term of six years for each member. There is no bar on a member getting re-elected on the expiry of his term (can be elected any number of times). Of the total number of members of a legislative council 1)1/3 are elected by members of local bodies in the state like municipalities, district boards. 2)1/12 are elected by graduates of three years standing and residing within the state. 3)1/12 are elected by teachers of three years standing in the state, not lower in standard than secondary school. 4)1/3 are elected by the members of the legislative assembly of the state from amongst persons who are not members of the assembly. 5)The remainder are nominated by the governor from amongst persons who have a special knowledge or practical experience of literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service. Thus, 5/6 of the total number of members of a legislative council are indirectly elected and 1/6 are nominated by the governor. Constitution has fixed the maximum and the minimum limits, actual strength of a Council is fixed by Parliament.Hence statement 1,2 and 3 are incorrect. The maximum strength of the council is fixed at one-third of the total strength of the assembly and the minimum strength is fixed at 40.

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