Legislative Council: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

Legislative Assembly passes Bill for Three Capitals in Andhra Pradesh

With the intention to have three capitals in the state, a bill was introduced in the State Assembly of Andhra Pradesh on Monday 20th January 2020, which late on Monday night, the state Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh passed the bill under which three state capitals namely Amravati, Visakhapatnam, and Kurnool will be created. During ..

Madhya Pradesh to have Legislative Council

The government of Madhya Pradesh has indicated that it is planning to revive the efforts for the creation of the Legislative Council in the state. Long Pending Proposal The government of Madhya Pradesh had passed a resolution passed in the state assembly for the constitution of the legislative council by more than two-thirds majority in ..

Odisha Assembly passes a resolution for establishing Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) in state

On September 6, the Odisha Assembly has passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council ( Vidhan Parishad or second House of legislature). As per the resolution, the proposed Council will function similar to the Rajya Sabha in Parliament and will have 49 members. In every two years, one-third member of the Legislative Council will retire. ..