West Bengal Legislative Council

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West Bengal Legislative Council
West Bengal
Term limits
6 years
Governor of West Bengal
Deputy Chairman
Rabindranath Ghosh
Leader of the House
Amit Mitra
Deputy Leader of the house
Goutam Deb
Leader of the Opposition
Shamik Bhattacharya
Proportional representation, First past the post and Nominations

West Bengal Legislative Council was the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the Indian state of West Bengal, which came into existence in 1952.[1]


The Council was abolished in 1969. The West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed the resolution for the abolition of the Legislative Council on 21 March 1969. Later the Parliament of India passed the West Bengal Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 for abolishing the Legislative Council with effect from 1 August 1969.

Revival Attempt[edit]

Trinamool Congress government planned to revive the council.[2][3]

Vote to revive the West Bengal Legislative Council
Voting Results → July 06, 2021
196 / 287
069 / 287
022 / 287
The Motion is Adopted


  1. Legislative committees in West Bengal. Sunanda Ghosh Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar, Political Science. 1974. p. 43. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. PTI. "Trinamool to revive legislative council in WB". The Hindu.
  3. MP, Team (March 6, 2021). "For senior leaders: Mamata vows to revive Vidhan Parishad". www.millenniumpost.in.
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