Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes resolution to abolish Legislative Council

  • The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assemblyunanimously passed a resolution on January 27, 2020 to abolish the state legislative council.  The state cabinet had approved the resolution earlier in the day. The proposal will now be sent to the centre for further action.
  • The one-line resolution to abolish the state council was passed in the assembly by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. The resolution was passed with 133 members voting in favour of it.  This was announced by assembly speaker Tammineni Seetharam.

States have abolished the legislative council

  • After Assam, West Bengal had abolished its legislative council in 1969 and Punjab abolished it in 1970. The state legislative council of Andhra Pradeshwas also abolished previously in 1985 and was revived again in 2006.


  • Notwithstanding anything in article 168, Parliament may by law provide for the abolition of the Legislative Council of a State having such a Council or for the creation of such a Council in a State having no such Council, if the Legislative Assembly of the State passes a resolution to that effect by a majority of  the total membership of the Assembly and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Assembly present and voting.
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