Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969

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The Punjab Legislative Council (Abolition) Act, 1969 was a legislation in India, adopted in 1969. Through this legislation the Punjab Legislative Council was abolished. The Act also provides for matters supplemental, incidental and consequential as a result of the abolition of the Punjab Legislative Council.[1] The law came into effect on 7 January 1970.[2] Through this law, the legislature of Punjab became unicameral, omitting the word 'Punjab' from Article 168 of the Constitution of India (i.e. the article of the Constitution listing states with bicameral legislatures).[3][4]


  1. ^ India. Summary of Legislation in India. Delhi: Manager of Publications], 1969. p. 3
  2. ^ Anand, C. L., and H. N. Seth. Constitutional Law and History of Government of India, Government of India Act, 1935, and the Constitution of India. Allahabad: University Book Agency, 1992. p. 975
  3. ^ Nanda, S. S. Bicameralism in India. New Delhi: New Era Publications, 1988. p. 98
  4. ^ Aggarwal, J. C., S. P. Agrawal, and Shanti Swarup Gupta. Uttarakhand: Past, Present, and Future. New Delhi: Concept Pub. Co, 1995. pp. 64, 69