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Bihar Legislative Council

Bihar Vidhan Parishad, also known as Bihar Legislative Council, is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the state of Bihar in India.

Bihar Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Chairman (Acting)
Mohammad Haroon Rashid, JD(U)
Since 9 May 2017
Deputy Chairman
Mohammad Haroon Rashid, JD(U)
Since 5 August 2015
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Nitish Kumar, JD(U)
Since 27 July 2017
Deputy Leader of the House (Deputy Chief Minister)
Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP
Since 27 July 2017
Government's Chief Whip
Sanjay Kumar Singh, JD(U)
Since 27 July 2017
Government's Deputy Chief Whip
Rajnish Kumar, BJP
Since 27 July 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Rabri Devi, RJD
Since 12 May 2018
Structure
Seats 75
Bihar Legislative Council, Oct 2017.svg
Political groups

NDA Government (57)

Opposition (18)

Elections
Single transferable vote
Meeting place
Bihar Legislative Council, Patna, Bihar, India
Website
http://www.biharvidhanparishad.gov.in

Contents

HistoryEdit

A new Province of Bihar and Odisha was created by the British Government on 12 December 1911. The Legislative Council with a total of 43 members belonging to different categories was formed in 1912. The first sitting of the Council was convened on 20 January 1913. In 1936, Bihar attained its separate Statehood. Under the Government of India Act, 1919, the unicameral legislature got converted into bicameral one, i.e., the Bihar Legislative Council and the Bihar Legislative Assembly. Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the Bihar Legislative Council consisted of 29 members. After the first General Elections 1952, the number of members was increased up to 72 and by 1958 the number was raised to 96. With the creation of Jharkhand, as a result of the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 passed by the Parliament, the strength of the Bihar Legislative Council has been reduced from 96 to 75 members. Some veteran council members B. P. Mandal, Jagannath Mishra, Satyendra Narain Singh and Laloo Prasad Yadav have also served as Chief Minister of Bihar.

WorkingEdit

Bihar Legislative Council is a permanent body and not subject to dissolution. But as nearly as possible, one-third of the members thereof retire as soon as may be on the expiration of every second year. Members are now elected or nominated for six years and one-third of them retire every second year. The presiding officers of Vidhan Parishad are now known as Chairman and Deputy Chairman. Members of the upper house, the Legislative Council are indirectly elected through an electoral college. There are 27 Committees which are, at present, functional in the Council. Besides, there are three Financial Committees consisting of the members of the two Houses of the State Legislature.

Current membersEdit

  • Chairman (Acting) : Mohammad Haroon Rashid
  • Deputy Chairman : Mohammad Haroon Rashid
  • Leader of the House : Nitish Kumar
  • Deputy Leader of the House : Sushil Kumar Modi
  • Government's Chief Whip : Sanjay Kumar Singh
  • Government's Deputy Chief Whip : Rajnish Kumar
  • Leader of the Opposition : Rabri Devi

Elected by Legislative Assembly MembersEdit

# Member Political Party Term
1 Ashok Chaudhary Indian National Congress, later merged with Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
2 Vinod Narayan Jha Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 - 2022 [1]
3 Md. Harun Rashid Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
4 Hira Prasad Bind Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
5 Krishna Kumar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 - 2020
6 Arjun Sahani Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 - 2022 [1]
7 Sanjay Paswan Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 - 2024
8 Mangal Pandey Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 - 2024
9 Nitish Kumar Janata Dal (United) 2018 - 2024
10 Prashant Kumar Shahi Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
11 Rabri Devi Rashtriya Janata Dal 2018 - 2024
12 Khurshid Mohsin Rashtriya Janata Dal 2018 - 2024
13 Rannvijay Singh Rashtriya Janata Dal 2016 - 2022 [1]
14 Sanjay Prakash Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 - 2020
15 Ram Chandra Purve Rashtriya Janata Dal 2018 - 2024
16 Satish Kumar Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
17 Prem Chandra Mishra Indian National Congress 2018 - 2024
18 Sonelal Mehta Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
19 Suraj Nandan Prasad Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 - 2020
20 Sushil Kumar Modi Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 - 2024
21 Khalid Anwar Janata Dal (United) 2018- 2024
22 Gulam Rasool Balyawi Janata Dal (United) 2016 - 2022 [1]
23 Tanveer Akhtar Indian National Congress, later merged with Janata Dal (United) 2016 - 2022 [1]
24 Santosh Suman Hindustai Awam Morcha (Secular) 2018 - 2024
25 Qamar Alam Rashtriya Janata Dal 2016 - 2022 [1]
26 C. P. Sinha Janata Dal (United) 2016 - 2022 [1]
27 Rameshwar Mahto Janata Dal (United) 2018 - 2024

Elected from Local Authorities ConstituenciesEdit

# Member Constituency Political Party Term
1 Manorama Devi Jehanabad & Arwal Janata Dal (United) 2015 to 2021
2 Ashok Kumar Agrawal Katihar Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
3 Dilip Ray Sitamarhi & Seohar Rashtriya Janata Dal 2015 to 2021
4 Ritlal Rai Patna Independent 2015 to 2021
5 Suman Kumar Madhubani Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
6 Dinesh Prasad Singh Muzaffarpur Janata Dal (United) 2015 to 2021
7 Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal Purnia-Kishanganj Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
8 Radha Charan Sah Bhojpur & Buxar Rashtriya Janata Dal 2015 to 2021
9 Santosh Kumar Singh Rohtas & Kamur Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
10 Tunna Pandey Siwan Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
11 Manoj Yadav Banka & Bhagalpur Rashtriya Janata Dal 2015 to 2021
12 Sunil Kumar Singh Darbhanga Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
13 Nutan Singh Saharsa-Madhepura-Supaul Lok Jan Shakti Party 2015 to 2021
14 Subodh Kumar Vaishali Rashtriya Janata Dal 2015 to 2021
15 Reena Devi Alias Reena Yadav Nalanda Janata Dal (United) 2015 to 2021
16 Rajesh Ram West Champaran Indian National Congress 2015 to 2021
17 Rajnish Kumar Begusarai-Khagaria Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
18 Ranjan Kumar Singh Aurangabad Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
19 Rajesh Kumar East Champaran Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
20 Hari Narayan Chaudhary Samastipur Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
21 Sachchidanand Rai Saran Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 to 2021
22 Sanjay Prasad Munger-Jamui-Lakhisarai Rashtriya Janata Dal 2015 to 2021
23 Salman Raghib Nawada Janata Dal (United) 2015 to 2021
24 Aditya Narayan Pandey Gopalganj Bhartiya Janta Party 2015 to 2021

Elected from Graduates ConstituenciesEdit

# Member Graduate Constituency Political Party Term
1 Awadhesh Narayan Singh Gaya Bharatiya Janata Party 2011 - 2023 (Re-elected in 2017) [2]
2 Dr. N.K.Yadav Koshi Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 - 2020
3 Devesh Chandra Thakur Tirhut Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
4 Dr. Virendra Narayan Yadav Saran Janata Dal (United) 2017 - 2023
5 Niraj Kumar Patna Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
6 Dilip Kumar Choudhry Darbhanga Indian National Congress, later merged with Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020

Elected from Teachers ConstituenciesEdit

# Member Teacher Constituency Political Party Term
1 Kedar Nath Pandey Saran Communist Party of India 2014 - 2020
2 Sanjay Kumar Tirhut Communist Party of India 2014 - 2020
3 Prof. Nawal Kishore Yadav Patna Bhartiya Janata Party 2014 - 2020
4 Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh Koshi Janata Dal (United) 2011 - 2023 (re-elected in 2017)
5 Sanjeev Shyam Singh Gaya Rashtriya Lok Samata Party 2011 - 2023 (re-elected in 2017)
6 Dr. Madan Mohan Jha Darbhanga Indian National Congress 2014 - 2020

NominatedEdit

# Member Political Party Term
1 Javed Iqbal Ansari Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
2 Lallan Kumar Sarraf Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
3 Rajiv Ranjan Singh Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
4 Ramchandra Bharti Indian National Congress, later merged with Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
5 Ram Lashan Ram (Raman) Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
6 Ramvachan Roy Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
7 Rana Gangeshwar Singh Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
8 Ranveer Nandan Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
9 Sanjay Kumar Singh Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
10 Shiv Prasann Yadav Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
11 Vijay Kumar Mishra Janata Dal (United) 2014 - 2020
12 Pashupati Paras Lok Janshakti Party 2017 - 2023

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tewary, Amarnath; Tewary, Amarnath (4 June 2016). "All Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council candidates elected unopposed in Bihar". Archived from the original on 11 May 2018 – via www.thehindu.com. 
  2. ^ "MLC चुनाव: महागठबंधन व एनडीए के खाते में दो-दो सीटें - Bihar News Portal". 16 March 2017. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017.