Consider the following bodies/organisations:

  1. Parliament of India
  2. Legislature of states
  3. Life Insurance Corporation of India
  4. Municipalities

Which of the above are included in the definition of “State” as per Article 12 of Indian Constitution?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

All of the above are included in the definition of “State” as per Article 12. As per Article 12, the State includes the Government and Parliament of India and the Government and the Legislature of each of the States and all local or other authorities within the territory of India or under the control of the Government of India.

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