DMK MPs oppose bill to repeal TNLC Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 18:39

New Delhi: DMK members on Tuesday created a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha when a bill to repeal the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council Act was introduced in the House.

DMK members trooped into the Well as soon as Law Minister Salman Khurshid piloted the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal) Bill, 2012, which seeks to make consequential amendments in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and the Representation of People Act, 1951.

Amid din, P J Kurien, who was in the Chair, adjourned the House was adjourned for 10 minutes.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council Act, 2010, was enacted by Parliament to provide for the creation of the Legislative Council of Tamil Nadu, in pursuance to the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on April 12, 2010.
However, before the Legislative Council could be constituted in accordance with the Act, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed another resolution on June 7, 2011 to the effect that the decision to create the Legislative Council be withdrawn.

First Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 18:39
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