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The Karnataka Legislative Council is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Karnataka state in south western India.

Karnataka Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Chairman
K. Prathapachandra Shetty, INC
since 12 December 2018
Deputy Chairman
S. L. Dharmegowda, JD(S)
since 19 December 2018
Leader of the House
Leader of the Opposition
Structure
Seats75 (64 Elected + 11 Nominated)
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Political groups
Government (20)

Opposition (53)

Vacant (2)

  •   Vacant (2)
Meeting place
Vidhana Soudha 2012.jpg
Legislative Council Chamber at the Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Website
http://kla.kar.nic.in/
Footnotes
The Council was established in 1907 for the Princely State of Mysore. The Princely state was merged with the Union of India and became Mysore State in 1950; Mysore State was re-organized to its current territorial state in 1956 and renamed as Karnataka on 1 November 1973.

Karnataka is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly), and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). The Karnataka Legislative Council is a permanent body comprising 75 members.

HistoryEdit

It was established as the Mysore Legislative Council in 1907 (under Regulation I of 1907) in the Princely State of Mysore with a view to associate with the Government certain number of non-official persons having practical experience and knowledge of local conditions and requirements to assist government in making Laws and Regulations. In addition to the Dewan, President and the Members of Council, who were ex-officio members, at that time the Council consisted of not less than 10 and not more than 15 additional members to be nominated by the Government, out of which not less than two-fifths were required to be non-officials. The minimum and maximum number of additional members was increased from 15 to 21 respectively by Regulation I of 1914 and the maximum was further increased to 30 by Regulation II of 1919.[1]

In 1923, under the Mysore Legislative Council Regulation, (Regulation XIX of 1923), the strength of Legislative Council was fixed at 50. Of the 50 seats, 28 were allotted to the nominated members (official 20 and non-official 8) and 22 to elected members.[1] In 1914 the Council was empowered to discuss the Budget and in 1923 it was given power to vote on the demands for grants. From 1919 onwards Resolution were discussed in the Council. The term of the Council was three years in 1917 and four years in 1940.

After the implementation of the 1956 States Reorganisation Act, the strength of the Legislative Council of the re-organized Mysore State was increased to 63 under the Legislative Councils Act, 1957[2] and it remained same until 1987. Following adoption of a resolution in Karnataka Legislative Assembly on 18 August 1986 and subsequent approval by the Parliament of India, the strength of Legislative Council was increased to 75 with effect from 8 September 1987.

TermEdit

The Karnataka Legislative Council is a permanent body with one-third of its members retiring every two years. The term of members is 6 years (renewable).

Constituencies and MembersEdit

At present, among the 75 members of the Legislative Council, 25 are elected by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly members, 25 are elected by local authorities, 7 are elected by the Graduates, 7 are elected by the Teachers and 11 members are nominated by the Governor of Karnataka. The following is the list of the current members:[3][4]

Elected by the Legislative Assembly membersEdit

# Members Party Term
1 B. M. Farooq JD(S) 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
2 K. Govindaraj INC 18 June 2012 to 17 June 2024
3 Aravind Kumar Arali INC 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
4 Tejaswini Gowda BJP 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
5 Raghunath Rao Malkapure BJP 18 June 2012 to 17 June 2024
6 Rizwan Arshad INC 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022 [5]
7 K. P. Nanjundi BJP 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
8 K. Harishkumar INC 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
9 C. M. Ibrahim[6] INC 26 August 2017 to 17 June 2024
10 S. Rudregowda BJP 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
11 N. Ravikumar BJP 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
12 Ramappa Timmapur INC 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
13 H. V. Ramesh Gowda JD(S) 27 September 2018 – 14 June 2022
14 Allum Veerabhadrappa INC 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
15 K. V. Narayana Swamy JD(S) 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
16 Jayamma INC 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
17 M. C. Venugopal INC 27 September 2018 – 30 June 2020
18 N. S. Boseraju INC 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
19 K. Naseer Ahmed INC 27 September 2018 – 30 June 2020
20 H. M. Revanna INC 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
21 T. A. Sharavana JD(S) 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
22 D. U. Mallikarjuna Independent 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
23 Veena Achaiah INC 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
24 Lehar Singh Siroya BJP 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
25 S. L. Dharmegowda JD(S) 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024

Elected from Graduates' constituenciesEdit

# Constituency Member Party Term
1 Karnataka South-East Graduates R. Chowdareddy Thoopalli JD(S) 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
2 Karnataka North-East Graduates Chandrasekhar Patil INC 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024
3 Karnataka North-West Graduates Hanumant Nirani BJP 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022 [7]
4 Karnataka South Graduates K. T. Srikante Gowda JD(S) 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022 [8]
5 Karnataka West Graduates S. V. Sankanur BJP 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
6 Bangalore Graduates A. Devegowda BJP 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024
7 Karnataka South-West Graduates Aayanur Manjunath BJP 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024

Elected from Teachers' constituenciesEdit

# Constituency Member Party Term
1 Karnataka South Teachers Maritibbe Gowda JD(S) 22 June 2012 – 21 June 2024
2 Karnataka South-East Teachers Y. A. Narayanaswamy BJP 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024
3 Karnataka North-East Teachers Sharanappa Mattur INC 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
4 Bangalore Teachers Puttanna JD(S) 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
5 Karnataka West Teachers Basavaraj Horatti JD(S) 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022 [8]
6 Karnataka North-West Teachers Arun Shahapur BJP 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022 [7]
7 Karnataka South-West Teachers S. L. Bhojegowda JD(S) 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024

Elected from Local Authorities' constituenciesEdit

# Constituency Member Party Term
1 Bidar Local Authorities Vijay Singh INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
2 Gulbarga Local Authorities B. G. Patil BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
3 Bijapur Local Authorities Sunil Gouda B. Patil INC Sep 2018-Jan 2022
4 Bijapur Local Authorities S. R. Patil INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
5 Belgaum Local Authorities Kavatagimath Mahantesh Mallikarjun BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
6 Belgaum Local Authorities Vivekrao Vasanthrao Patil Independent Jan 2016-Jan 2022
7 Uttara Kannada Local Authorities Shrikant Laxman Ghotnekar INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
8 Dharwad Local Authorities Srinivas Mane INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
9 Dharwad Local Authorities Pradeep Shettar BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
10 Raichur Local Authorities Basavaraj Patil Itagi INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
11 Bellary Local Authorities K. C. Kondaiah INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
12 Chitradurga Local Authorities G. Raghu Achar INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
13 Shimoga Local Authorities Prasanna Kumar INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
14 Dakshina Kannada Local Authorities Kota Srinivas Poojary BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
15 Dakshina Kannada Local Authorities K. Prathapachandra Shetty INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
16 Chickmagaluru Local Authorities M. K. Pranesh BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
17 Hassan Local Authorities Gopalaswamy INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
18 Tumkur Local Authorities Kanthraj JD(S) Jan 2016-Jan 2022
19 Mandya Local Authorities N. Appaji Gowda JD(S) Jan 2016-Jan 2022
20 Bangalore Local Authorities M Narayanaswamy INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
21 Bangalore Rural Local Authorities Shambulingaiah Ravi INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022
22 Kolar Local Authorities C. R. Manohar JD(S) Jan 2016-Jan 2022
23 Kodagu Local Authorities Sunil Subramani Mandepanda BJP Jan 2016-Jan 2022
24 Mysore Local Authorities Sandesh Nagaraju JD(S) Jan 2016-Jan 2022
25 Mysore Local Authorities Dharmasena INC Jan 2016-Jan 2022

NominatedEdit

[9]

# Member Party Term
1 M. D. Lakshminarayana retired Vacant Since 9 August 2018
2 Tippanappa Kamknoorresigned Vacant 28 May - 23 June 2020
3 Iqbal Ahmed Saradagi INC 24 June 2014 – 23 June 2020
4 K. Abdul Jabbar INC 24 June 2014 – 23 June 2020
5 Ivan D'Souza INC 24 June 2014 – 23 June 2020
6 Dr. Jayamala Ramachandra INC 24 June 2014 – 23 June 2020
7 P. R. Ramesh INC 18 May 2017 – 17 May 2023
8 Mohan Kumar Kondajji INC 18 May 2017 – 17 May 2023
9 C. M. Lingappa INC 9 June 2017 – 8 June 2023
10 Prakash Rathod INC 30 October 2018 – 29 October 2024
11 U. B. Venkatesh INC 30 October 2018 – 29 October 2024

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rao, C. Hayavadana (ed.). (1929). Mysore Gazetteer, Vol. IV, Bangalore: Government Press, pp.96-7.
  2. ^ "The Legislative Councils Act, 1957". Commonwealth Legal Information Institute website. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Members of Karnataka Legislative Council". Karnataka Legislature website. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Members of Karnataka Legislative Council". infoelections.com. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Karnataka MLC poll results: Congress-4, BJP-2 and JD (S) 1".
  6. ^ "Ibrahim elected unopposed". 25 August 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ a b "Congress likely to draw a blank". 14 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b Bureau, Karnataka (14 June 2016). "Historic victory for Horatti" – via www.thehindu.com.
  9. ^ http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/council/lcmem.html

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