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Cabinet clears State Legislative Council proposal

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the proposal of the Tamil Nadu government to revive the State Legislative Council. Disclosing this, official sources said a Bill in this regard will be introduced in Parliament soon.

The State had a bicameral legislature since 1937. A State government resolution seeking to abolish the Legislative Council was moved and adopted by the State Assembly on May 14, 1986.

Thereafter, a Bill titled Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Abolition) Bill, 1986 was passed by Parliament and received the assent of the President on August 30 the same year. The legislation came into force two months later, on November 1.

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