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Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha or the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Jharkhand state in eastern India. The seat of the Vidhan Sabha is at Ranchi, the capital of the state. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 81 Members of Legislative Assembly, directly elected from single-seat constituencies.

Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Leader of the Opposition
Structure
Seats82 (81 + 1 Nominated)
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Political groups
Government (47)

Opposition (34)

Others (1)

Elections
Last election
November - December 2014
Website
jharkhandvidhansabha.nic.in

Contents

List of assembliesEdit

Colour key for parties
No Name of Chief Minister
(constituency)
Term Party[a] Assembly composition
1 Babulal Marandi
Ramgarh
15 November 2000 – 17 March 2003
(852 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP: 32
JMM: 12
INC: 11
RJD: 9
JD(U): 8
Others: 9
(2000 election)
2 Arjun Munda
Kharsawan
18 March 2003 – 2 March 2005
(715 days)
3 Shibu Soren 2 March 2005 – 12 March 2005
(10 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Total: 80
BJP: 30
JMM: 17
INC: 9
RJD: 7
JD(U): 6
Others: 12

(2005 election)
(2) Arjun Munda
Kharsawan
12 March 2005 – 14 September 2006
(555 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Madhu Koda
Jaganathpur
14 September 2006 – 23 August 2008[1]
(709 days)
Independent
(3) Shibu Soren 27 August 2008 – 18 January 2009
(144 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
19 January 2009 – 29 December 2009
(344 days)
N/A
(3) Shibu Soren 30 December 2009 – 31 May 2010
(152 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha BJP: 18
JMM: 18
INC: 13
JVM(P): 11
AJSU: 6
RJD: 5
Others: 10

(2009 election)
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
1 June 2010 – 11 September 2010
(102 days)
N/A
(2) Arjun Munda
Kharsawan
11 September 2010 – 18 January 2013
(860 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
18 January 2013 – 12 July 2013
(175 days)
N/A
5 Hemant Soren
Dumka
13 July 2013 – 23 December 2014
(528 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
N/A}
(N/A)
24 December 2014 – 29 December 2014
(5 days)
N/A
6 Raghubar Das
Jamshedpur East
28 December 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party BJP+: 48
JMM: 18
INC: 6
JVM(P): 2
Others: 6
(2014 election)

Current assemblyEdit

Assembly seats in JharkhandEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  3. ^ "Jharkhand State Assembly Elections 2014".