Legislative council unlikely before polls

BHUBANESWAR: The possibilities of the putting in of a legislative council within the state sooner than the drawing close elections is unlikely even as the chief minister Naveen Patnaik-led government has already moved the Centre over it.
The state meeting had handed a resolution for the established order of a council in Odisha on September 6 final yr to deal with a few of its leaders who may well be disadvantaged of a price ticket throughout the meeting polls. The Congress and BJP had staged a walkout in opposition to the resolution within the state meeting.

Within a week of the resolution being handed, the meeting secretariat had forwarded the same to the ministries of regulation and parliamentary affairs as the established order of legislative councils needs to be cleared through an Act of Parliament. The factor has additionally been taken up with the secretary generals of each the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

“Even regardless that there will probably be a budget session sooner than the Lok Sabha polls, it's going to final for 2 weeks. Since issues of utmost urgency will probably be taken up throughout the an important session maintaining the general elections in mind, the Centre would possibly not believe taking up the Vidhan Parishad factor in Odisha throughout the brief session,” a senior state government legit soliciting for anonymity, said.

The Union cupboard also needs to transparent the proposal sooner than tabling it as a invoice.


On being asked if they're positive about it, state parliamentary affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukha said it is as much as the Parliament as to when they need to table the legislation.


The possibilities of putting in an an upper area looks bleak as an identical proposals regarding the established order of legislative councils in Assam (42 members) and Rajasthan (66 members) also are pending within the Parliament since 2013 regardless of being cleared through status committees. Sources said a parliamentary committee has additionally beneficial the Centre to get a hold of a countrywide policy for established order of upper homes in states.


At provide, handiest seven states have a bicameral device — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The proposed Vidhan Parishad in Odisha can have 49 members and can incur an extra monetary burden of Rs 35 crore once a year


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