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With reference to the North Eastern Council, consider the following statements:
1. It is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region.
2. It is a constitutional body.
3. Sikkim is a part of the council.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.
1 and 2
B.
1 and 3
C.
2 and 3
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament and is not a constitutional body. Hence, statement 3 is incorrect.

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