Consider the following statements about various provisions related to the relations of President and Council of Ministers:
1. The council of ministers has been provided to aid and advise the president in exercising his / her powers
2. The President can ask the Council of Ministers to reconsider the advice
3. President is bound to act in accordance with the advice of Council of Ministers
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [C] 1, 2 & 3

Via Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978, it was inserted in Constitution of India that : President may require the Council of Ministers to reconsider such advice, either generally or otherwise, and the President shall act in accordance with the advice tendered after such reconsideration. (This is article 74)

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