Odisha Assembly passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council

The Odisha Assembly passed a resolution for establishing Legislative Council. The resolution was passed as it got support of 104 of the 147 members of the Assembly. The resolution now will be sent to Central Government (Union cabinet) for approval, following which it will be tabled in both houses of the Parliament. Thereafter, presidential assent is required to make it Act. The council will function as a permanent house and its two-third members will retire on every two years.