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Constitution Of India Article 168 - Constitution of Legislatures in States

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(1) For every State there shall be a Legislature which shall consist of the Governor, and

(a) in the States of Andhra Pradesh[3], Bihar,[1] [4]Madhya Pradesh, [5]Maharashtra[6],[11] Karnataka[7],[2] Tamil Nadu, Telegana[8] and [9]Uttar Pradesh,[10] two Houses;

(b) in other States, one House.

(2) Where there are two Houses of the Legislature of a State, one shall be known as the Legislative Council and the other as the Legislative Assembly, and where there is only one House, it shall be known as the Legislative Assembly.

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1. No date has been appointed under s.8(2) of the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, for the insertion of the words Madhya Pradesh in this sub-clause.

2. Ins. by Act 16 of 2010, s. 3 (Date yet to be notified).

3. Ins. by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Act, 2005 (1 of 2006), s.3 (w.e.f. 30-3-2007).

4. Word "Bombay" omitted by the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 (11 of 1960), s.20 (w.e.f. 1-5-1960).

5. Words "Tamil Nadu," omitted by Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1986 (40 of 1986), s.4 (w.e.f. 1-11-1986).

6. Ins. by the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 (11 of 1960), s.20 (w.e.f. 1-5-1960).

7. Subs. by the Mysore State (Alteration of Name) Act, 1973 (31 of 1973), s.4, for "Mysore" (w.e.f 1-11-1973).

8. Subs. by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, s.97 (w.e.f. 2-6-2014).

9. Word "Punjab," omitted by the Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 (46 of 1969), s.4 (w.e.f. 7-1-1970).

10. Subs. by the West Bengal Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969(20 of 1969), s.4 (w.e.f. 1-8-1969).

11. Ins. by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s.8(1).


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