Process of Creation of New States and Changes in Names of States in India

Article 1(1) of the constitution of India says that “India, that is Bharat, shall be Union of States”. The word Union was deliberately chosen in place of Federation to indicate that Indian Union is not the result of an agreement between states {which can be broken at whim} and its component states have no freedom to secede from it. Thus, while states can be broken, reorganized by alternation o…

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