Upper house: Congress- JD(S) alliance gets majority

05:27 PM May 31, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: After winning the floor test in the Assembly, the coalition accomplices – Congress and JD(S) have concentrated on taking control of the Legislative Council. A greater part will guarantee smooth section of its vital bills in coming days. 


After coalition government appeared, the situation in the 75-part fortified Legislative Council too has changed. Congress and JD(S) organization together is good to go to get majority and claim stake to Chairman and Deputy Chairman post in the Council after officeholder Chairman D.H. Shankarmurthy’s term gets over in June 2018. At present, BJP and JD(S) hold Chairman and Deputy Chairman posts individually. 

At introduce, party-wise number in the Council is BJP-26, JD(S)- 14 and Congress – 30. Following the union settlement between the Congress and the JD(S) in the Assembly, a similar union will proceed in the Council and the joined collusion will achieve larger part in the House by securing 44 (30+14) seats. 

In the interim biennial races will be held to Council from the Legislative Assembly for 11 seats. Decisions will be held to the Council from Teacher’s and Graduate Constituencies for 6 situates in June 2018. Four seats are empty after Dr. G.Parameshwar, K.S.Eshwarappa, V. Somanna and Basavaraj Patil Itnal got chose to the Assembly in the simply finished up elections. Other than term of three selected individuals Tara Anuradha, K.B. Shanappa and M.D. Laxminarayana will terminate in June 2018. Every one of these seats set up together, 24 seats will be empty by June 2018. 

When races will held to every one of the 24 empty seats, JD(S) and Congress union will hold larger part, both cooperation accomplices will even build its present count. Then again, BJP number will get diminished to 11 from 26 after June 2018. In this manner occupant Chairman of the Council, D.H. Shankarmurthy will free his post. 


Since JD(S) surrendered Speaker post to the Congress in the Lower House, thusly Congress is probably going to surrender Chairman post to JD(S) in the Upper House and it will assert Deputy Chairman post. 


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