Karnataka Legislative Council

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 (38)

Others (15)

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 six states in India (formerly seven), 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 Tejaswini Gowda Bharatiya Janata Party 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
2 Raghunath Rao Malkapure Bharatiya Janata Party 18 June 2012 to 17 June 2024
3 K. P. Nanjundi Bharatiya Janata Party 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
4 S. Rudregowda Bharatiya Janata Party 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
5 N. Ravikumar Bharatiya Janata Party 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
6 K. Govindaraj Indian National Congress 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
7 K. Harishkumar Indian National Congress 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
8 C. M. Ibrahim Indian National Congress 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
9 Aravind Kumar Arali Indian National Congress 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
10 B. M. Farooq Janata Dal (Secular) 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
11 S. L. Dharmegowda Janata Dal (Secular) 18 June 2018 to 17 June 2024
12 Lehar Singh Siroya Bharatiya Janata Party 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
13 Ramappa Timmapur Indian National Congress 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
14 Allum Veerabhadrappa Indian National Congress 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
15 Veena Achaiah Indian National Congress 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
16 K. V. Narayana Swamy Janata Dal (Secular) 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
17 H. V. Ramesh Gowda Janata Dal (Secular) 27 September 2018 – 14 June 2022
18 Vacant Since 9 December 2019 14 June 2016 – 14 June 2022
19 Jayamma Indian National Congress 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
20 M. C. Venugopal Indian National Congress 27 September 2018 – 30 June 2020
21 N. S. Boseraju Indian National Congress 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
22 K. Naseer Ahmed Indian National Congress 27 September 2018 – 30 June 2020
23 H. M. Revanna Indian National Congress 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
24 T. A. Sharavana Janata Dal (Secular) 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
25 D. U. Mallikarjuna Independent 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020

Elected from Graduates' constituenciesEdit

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

Elected from Teachers' constituenciesEdit

# Constituency Member Party Term
1 Karnataka South Teachers Maritibbe Gowda Janata Dal (Secular) 22 June 2012 – 21 June 2024
2 Karnataka South-East Teachers Y. A. Narayanaswamy Bharatiya Janata Party 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024
3 Karnataka North-East Teachers Sharanappa Mattur Indian National Congress 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
4 Bangalore Teachers Puttanna Janata Dal (Secular) 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2020
5 Karnataka West Teachers Basavaraj Horatti Janata Dal (Secular) 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022
6 Karnataka North-West Teachers Arun Shahapur Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2016 – 4 July 2022
7 Karnataka South-West Teachers S. L. Bhojegowda Janata Dal (Secular) 22 June 2018 – 21 June 2024

Elected from Local Authorities' constituenciesEdit

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

NominatedEdit

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

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. ^ "Legislative Council Members". www.kla.kar.nic.in.

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