172. Duration of State Legislatures.-
Chapter III.-The State Legislatur
(1) Every Legislative Assembly
of every State, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for -132[five
years] from the date appointed for its first meeting and no longer and
the expiration of the said period of _132[five years] shall operate as
a dissolution of the Assembly:
Provided that the said period may, while a Proclamation of Emergency
is in operation, be extended by Parliament by law for a period not
exceeding one year at a time and not extending in any case beyond a
period of six months after the Proclamation has ceased to operate.
(2) The Legislative Council of a State shall not be subject to
dissolution, but as nearly as possible one-third of the members
thereof shall retire as soon as may be on the expiration of every
second year in accordance with the provisions made in that behalf by
Parliament by law.