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Correct Option is Both 1 and 2

Supreme Court in the Minerva Mills case (1980) by applying the doctrine of ‘basic structure’ with respect to Article 368, the court held that the Constitution had conferred a limited amending power on the Parliament, the Parliament cannot under the exercise of that limited power enlarge that very power into absolute power. Indeed, limited amending power is one of the basic features of the Constitution and, therefore the limitations on that power cannot be destroyed. In other words, Parliament cannot, under article 368, expand its amending power so as to acquire for itself the right to repeal or abrogate the Constitution or to destroy its basic features. The donee of a limited power cannot by the exercise of that power convert the limited power into an unlimited one. Hence statement 1 and 2 are correct.

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