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TN Legislative Council bill gets the Presidential assent.

Chennai, May 22 -- President Pratibha Patil has given her assent to a bill passed by Parliament for establishing the legislative council in Tamil Nadu. The act was notified in the gazette after the Presidential assent.

With this, the process of establishing a legislative council has been set in motion.

Coming alive 14 years after it was abolished, the council would have 78 members, of whom 26 would be elected by the Tamil Nadu Assembly and 12 would be nominated by the governor, an official release said.

The rest would be elected from constituencies created for graduates, teachers and local bodies.

A senior official of the Assembly A, M P Jamaludeen has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government as Officer on Special Duty for works related to forming the Council.

Earlier the legislative council was abolished by the AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran in 1986, when he was the Chief Minister.

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Date:May 22, 2010
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