Legislative Council Current Affairs, GK & News

West Bengal passes resolution to create a Legislative Council

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government passed a resolution in state assembly on July 6, 2021 for creation of a legislative council in state under Article 169 of Constitution. Highlights Government was able to pass the resolution with 196 votes in favour and 69 against it. Legislative Assembly in Bengal has a strength of 294 ..

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Siddi Community Gets First Lawmaker in Karnataka

Karnataka governor Vajubhai Bala has nominated the first-ever lawmaker from the Siddi community, to the Legislative Council of the state. The governor has nominated Shantharama  Budna Siddi for the post along with five other persons. Shantharama is a social worker and he also held the position at the Vanavasi Kalyan Prakalpa, a tribal welfare initiative ..

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to enter Legislature: The Constitutional Features

Mr Uddav Thackeray is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Article 164 The Article 164 of the Constitution provides every provision for a Chief Minister of a state. According to the article, any person who has the support of majority of the elected members of the legislative assembly shall be appointed as the CM by ..

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ECI to conduct biennial election to Maharashtra Legislative Council

On May 1, 2020, the Election Commission of India announced that it is to conduct biennial election for 9 vacant seats for the members of Legislative Council of the Maharashtra State Legislature. Highlights On April 24, 2020, 9 seats became vacant in the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Hence, the Election Commission of India has issued orders ..

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Resolution passed by Andhra Pradesh State Assembly to abolish the State’s Legislative council

The state assembly of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, 27th January 2020 passed a resolution to abolish the state’s legislative council. The decision was supported 151 members out of the total 175 members assembly, which includes 133 legislators of the ruling YSR Congress Party. This decision is taken at the backdrop of the constant opposition faced ..

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