Legislative Council Current Affairs - 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away

On July 21, 2020, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away at the age of 85. Upon the governor’s death, the MP Government has announced 5-day mourning period between July 21, 2020 and July 25, 2020. Highlights Tandon was admitted to Madanta Hospital due to breathing problems and other health issues. He was diagnosed with Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet nods to abolish Legislative Council

On January 27, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet cleared to abolish Legislative Council. It is to be noted that the Legislative Council stalled two bills that were passed by the assembly. It includes AP Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill and Decentralization bill. State Legislative Council Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states to Read More…

Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council abolished

The 62-year-old State Legislative Council of Jammu and Kashmir has come to an end with State Administration issuing formal orders for its abolition with immediate effect. The transition of Ladakh region as the youngest Union Territory will be done on 31 October 2019. Key Highlights The State Administration issued orders in terms of Section 57 Read More…