Justification For Legislative Council’s In State
- As it is composed of representative having specialized knowledge it helps in ensuring the merits of government policies & decisions.
- As its members are not politically motivated, they can act neutrally.
- As it is a permanent house, it provides for stability of Legislature.
- It provides a thought on the reconsideration or revision of the hasty, defective and careless legislations.
Creation or Abolition of Legislative councils
Article 169 provides a mechanism for it. Parliament may create or abolish it if the State Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to that effect. To pass such resolution, majority of the total membership of the Assembly and the majority of not less than 2/3 rd of the members present and voting is necessary.
After the resolution has been passed by the State Legislative Assembly, Parliament will pass a law by a simple majority to create or abolish the legislative council in the State concerned.