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Correct Option is 1 and 2

Article 368 in Part XX of the Constitution deals with the powers of Parliament to amend the Constitution and its procedure 1. It provides for two types of amendments, by a special majority of Parliament and also through the ratification of half of the states by a simple majority. 2. An amendment of the Constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a bill for purpose in either House of Parliament (Lok Sabha & RajyaSabha) and not in the state legislatures. 3. The bill can be introduced either by a minister or by a privatep member and does not require prior permission of the resident. 4. The President must give his assent to the bill. He can neither withhold his assent to the bill nor return the bill for reconsideration of Parliament. 5. After the president’s assent, the bill becomes an Act (a constitutional amendment act) and the Constitution stands amended in accordance with the terms of the Act. Hence statements 1 and 2 are incorrect and statement 3 is correct.

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