Parliament can admit a new state in the Indian Union. Article 3 of the Indian Constitution states that the Parliament may, by law, form a new state by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any State. Also, the Parliament can –
- Increase the area of any State
- Diminish the area of any State
- Alter the boundaries of any State
- Alter the name of any State.
Further Reading :
To read more about the Functions of the Parliament, check the linked article.