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Correct Option is 1,2 and 3

Charter Act of 1853 1. It provided for the addition of six new members called legislative councillors to the council. Hence statement 1 is correct. 2. It introduced, for the first time, local representation in the Indian (Central) Legislative Council. Of the six new legislative members of the governor-general's council, four members were appointed by the local (provincial) governments of Madras, Bombay, Bengal and Agra. Hence statement 2 is correct. 3. It extended the Company’s rule and allowed it to retain the possession of Indian territories on trust for the British Crown. But, it did not specify any particular period, unlike the previous Charters. This was a clear indication that the Company’s rule could be terminated at any time the Parliament liked. Hence statement 3 is correct.

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