Kolkata: Bengal will soon have a higher house — the Legislative Council — a decision for which became surpassed with the aid of using the country meeting these days amid BJP competition. Out of the 265 MLAs withinside the House, 196 voted for a Vidhan Parishad, which the competition claimed has no prison fame and is being created to assist Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to end up a member of the meeting withinside the absence of aid of using-election.
The state’ Vidhan Parishad, thought of as an emblem of elitism was removed by the sooner Left Front government in 1969. The ruling Trinamool Congress’ arrange revives it, which was a part of the party’s pre-election promises, however, is probably going to run into rough weather in Delhi.
The higher house within the state assembly is fashioned solely with the nod of the Union cabinet. The proposal goes to the Union Home Ministry.
In case it’s shot down, it’ll mean hassle for Mamata Banerjee, who lost the election against the BJP’ Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram, and isn’t a nonappointive MLA at the moment. The Chief Minister has to win an election in six months, that ends in October.
There, however, is significant doubt whether or not a by-election is going to be command therein amount given the criticism directed at the committee following the second Covid surge.
In case there is an upper house in the state assembly, Mamata Banerjee can be nominated to it if the by-polls are delayed.
Finance minister Amit Mitra also did not contest the assembly elections. Currently, seven assembly seats are vacant in Bengal, where a mammoth nine-phase election was held in March-April.