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Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Arunachal Pradesh state in north-eastern India. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Itanagar, the capital of the state. The Legislative Assembly comprises 60 Members of Legislative Assembly[4] directly elected from single-seat constituencies.

Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Term limits
5 years
Deputy Speaker
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Deputy Leader of the House (Deputy Chief Minister)
Leader of the Opposition
Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Dec 2017.svg
Political groups
Government (57)[1]
  •      BJP (48)
  •      NPP (7)
  •      IND (2)

Opposition (3)

First past the post
Last election
9 April 2014
Meeting place
Vidhan Bhavan, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh



On 29 December 1969, the Agency Council, an apex advisory body for the governance of the North-East Frontier Agency (present-day Arunachal Pradesh), came into existence, with the Governor of Assam as its chairman. The Agency Council was replaced by the Pradesh Council on 2 October 1972. On 15 August 1975 the Pradesh Council was converted to the Provisional Legislative Assembly. Initially, the Legislative Assembly comprised 33 members, of which, 30 members were directly elected from single-seat constituencies and 3 members were nominated by the Union government. On attainment of the statehood on 20 February 1987, the number was raised to 60.[5]

Present AssemblyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Arunachal Speaker accepts switching over of 7 PPA MLAs to NPP". 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Pario and Tado return to Congress". 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "People's Party of Arunachal suffers blow in Arunachal after 2 more MLAs join Congress". 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly-Introduction" (PDF). Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 29 January 2011.

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