Goa Legislative Assembly
The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in Western India. It consists of 40 members. In charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.
|Goa Legislative Assembly|
|7th Legislative Assembly of Goa|
Leader of the House
Leader Of the Opposition
|First past the post|
|4 February 2017|
|Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India|
Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lt. Gen. Candeth as Lt. Governor. But on 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lt. Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.
The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace). Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa. When Goa became a state of India in 1987, the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.
Presently, the Assembly meets in its own Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. Construction on the building began on 22 January 1994, and its completion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5 March 2000.
|Deputy Speaker||Michael Lobo|
|Leader of the House
|Leader of the Opposition||Chandrakant Kavlekar|
|Bharatiya Janta Party||14|
|Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party||3|
|Goa Forward Party||3|
|Indian National Congress||16|
|Nationalist Congress Party||1|
List of SpeakersEdit
|Party||Seats contested||Seats won||Seat change||Vote share||Change in Vote Share|
|Indian National Congress||36||17||8||28.4%||2.38%|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||36||13||8||32.5%||2.18%|
|Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party||34||3||0||11.3%||4.58%|
|Aam Aadmi Party||40||0||0||6.3%||6.3%|
|Goa Forward Party||4||3||0||3.5%||3.5%|
|Nationalist Congress Party||18||1||5||2.3%||1.78%|
|Goa Suraksha Manch||3||0||0||1.2%||1.2%|
|United Goans Party||2||0||0||0.9%||0.27%|
|Goa Su-Raj Party||0||0||0.6%||0.53%|
|Goa Vikas Party||0||2||0.6%||2.9%|
|Source: Election Commission of India|
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