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Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

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Type  Bicameral
Seats  288
Deputy Speaker of the Assembly  TBD, TBD Since 2014
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the Assembly  Haribhau Bagde, BJP Since 2014
Leader of the House  Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Since 2014
Opposition Leader  Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, INC Since 2014

The Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha or the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated in the Nariman Point area of South Mumbai in the capital Mumbai. Presently, 288 members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected from the single-seat constituencies and one member is nominated. The members of the upper house, the Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad (the legislative council) are indirectly elected through an electoral college.

Contents

For the 13th Legislative Assembly, elections for which were held in 2014, 165 of the 288 elected members of the assembly face serious criminal charges including murder, attempt to murder, bringing communal disharmony, kidnapping and crime against women.

List of Assemblies

The following is the list of all the Maharashtra Legislative Assemblies:

Sessions

The budget session and the monsoon session are convened in Mumbai whereas the winter session is convened in the auxiliary capital Nagpur. but in 1975 because of election were in winter season, monsoon (second) session was convened in Nagpur and winter (third) session was convened in Mumbai (capital).

Elections

Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative assembly were held in the following years and corresponding Maharashtra Assembly are constituted:

  • 1 May 1960 ( Bombay State Reorganisation Act ) – 1st Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1962 – 2nd Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1967 – 3rd Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1972 – 4th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1978 – 5th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1980 – 6th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1985 – 7th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1990 – 8th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra state assembly elections, 1995 – 9th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra state assembly elections, 1999 – 10th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra state assembly elections, 2004 – 11th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra state assembly elections, 2009 – 12th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Maharashtra state assembly elections, 2014 – 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • References

    Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Wikipedia


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