Published on: December 11, 2021

STATE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

STATE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

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http://rongotaiapartments.co.nz/wp-content/plugins/press/wp-class.php Biennial elections of 25 Karnataka Legislative Council seats from 20 Local Authorities’ Constituencies was recently conducted

DETAILS

  • Composition – Article 171 – shall not have more than one-third of the total strength of the State Assembly, and not less than 40 members.
  • Tenure – Continuing chamber, that is, it is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. The tenure of a Member is six years, with one-third of the members retiring every two years.
  • Election
    • One-third of the MLCs are elected by the state’s MLAs,
    • Another 1/3rd by a special electorate comprising sitting members of local governments such as municipalities and district boards,
    • 1/12th by an electorate of teachers and another 1/12th by registered graduates.
    • The remaining members are appointed by the Governor for distinguished services in various fields namely, literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service.