For the first time in the 135-year history of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, on Wednesday, July 6, there will be no Congress member. Congress will now be vacated from the Legislative Council to be called the Upper House in the Uttar Pradesh Legislature. The sole representative of the Congress party, Deepak Singh, will retire today.
If we go through the window of history, it is known that on January 5, 1887, the Legislative Council was formed for the first time in the province of Uttar Pradesh, and on January 8, 1887, the first meeting of the United Provinces was held at ‘Thornhill Memorial Hall Allahabad’, ever since then. It did not happen that there was no representative of Congress in the Legislative Council. On Wednesday, though, there won’t be a single member of Congress present in the Legislative Council.
Who is retiring
A total of 10 members are retiring from the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council today. These include Jagjivan Prasad, Balram Yadav, Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pathak, Ranvijay Singh, Ramsunder Nishad, and Shatruddha Prakash of the Samajwadi Party. Apart from this, the tenure of Bahujan Samaj Party’s Atar Singh Rao, Suresh Kumar Kashyap, and Dinesh Chandra is also ending on Wednesday.
Along with this, Congress’s Deepak Singh is also retiring today as a member of the Legislative Council, while two members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, whose term is ending today. They have already been sent to the Legislative Council. These include the names of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Panchayati State Minister Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh.
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