Kerala Legislative Assembly

The Keralam Legislative Assembly, popularly known as the Kerala Niyamasabha, is the State Assembly of Keralam, one of the 28 states in India. The Assembly is formed by 140 elected representatives.[3] Each elected member represents one of the 140 constituencies within the borders of Keralam and is referred to as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The present Keralam Legislative Assembly consists of 140 elected members.

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Keralam Niyamasabha
15th Kerala Assembly
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
A. N. Shamseer, CPI(M)
since 12 September 2022
Deputy Speaker
Chittayam Gopakumar, CPI
since 1 June 2021
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI(M)
since 20 May 2021
V.D. Satheesan, INC
since 22 May 2021
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
P. K. Kunhalikutty, IUML
since 22 May 2021
Structure
Seats140
Political groups
Government (98)
  LDF (98)

Opposition (41)

  UDF (41)

Vacant seats

  Vacant (1)[2]
Elections
First past the post
Last election
6 April 2021
Next election
2026
Meeting place
Niyamasabha Mandiram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Website
www.niyamasabha.org

History edit

 
The Keralam Legislative Assembly in Thiruvananthapuram

In 1956, the State of Keralam was formed on linguistic basis, merging Kochi, Malabar, and Travancore regions, and the Kasaragod region of South Canara.[4] The first assembly election in Keralam state was held in February–March 1957.[4] The first Keralam Legislative Assembly was formed on 5 April 1957. The Assembly had 127 members including a nominated member.[4]

The current delimitation committee of 2010 reaffirmed the total number of seats at 140.[4]

Niyamasabha Complex edit

 
Kerala State Legislative Assembly or the Niyamasabha at night

The State Assembly is known as Niyamasabha and is housed in New Legislature Complex. This 5 storied complex is one of the largest complexes in India. The Central Hall is described as most elegant and majestic hall with ornamental Teakwood-Rosewood panelling. The older Assembly was located within State Secretariat complex which was reconverted into Legislature museum, after commissioning new complex in 1998 May 22 (K. R. Narayanan).

Speakers of the Kerala Legislative Assembly edit

The Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly is the presiding officer of the Legislative Assembly of the state of Kerala, the main law-making body for the Kerala. He is elected by the members of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. The speaker is always a member of the Legislative Assembly. The current speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly is A. N. Shamseer.[5]

A. N. Shamseer is the incumbent speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly.

Composition edit

Front/Alliance Seats
LDF 98
UDF 41
Vacant 1
Total 140

Members of Legislative Assembly edit

District No. Constituency Name[6] Party Alliance Remarks
Kasaragod 1 Manjeshwaram A. K. M. Ashraf IUML   UDF
2 Kasaragod N. A. Nellikkunnu
3 Udma C. H. Kunhambu CPI(M)   LDF
4 Kanhangad E. Chandrasekharan CPI
5 Thrikaripur M. Rajagopalan CPI(M)
Kannur 6 Payyanur T. I. Madusoodhanan CPI(M)   LDF
7 Kalliasseri M. Vijin
8 Taliparamba M. V. Govindan
9 Irikkur Sajeev Joseph INC   UDF
10 Azhikode K. V. Sumesh CPI(M)   LDF
11 Kannur Kadannappalli Ramachandran Con (S)
12 Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan CPI(M)
13 Thalassery A. N. Shamseer
14 Mattanur K. K. Shailaja
15 Kuthuparamba K. P. Mohanan LJD
16 Peravoor Sunny Joseph INC   UDF
Wayanad 17 Mananthavady (ST) O. R. Kelu CPI(M)   LDF
18 Sulthan Bathery (ST) I. C. Balakrishnan INC   UDF
19 Kalpetta T Siddique
Kozhikode 20 Vadakara K. K. Rema RMPI   UDF
21 Kuttiady K P Kunhammadkutty Master CPI(M)   LDF
22 Nadapuram E. K. Vijayan CPI
23 Koyilandy Kanathil Jameela CPI(M)
24 Perambra T. P. Ramakrishnan
25 Balussery (SC) K. M. Sachin Dev
26 Elathur A. K. Saseendran NCP
27 Kozhikode North Thottathil Ravindran CPI(M)
28 Kozhikode South Ahamed Devarkovil INL
29 Beypore P. A. Mohammed Riyas CPI(M)
30 Kunnamangalam P. T. A. Rahim Ind.
31 Koduvally M. K. Muneer IUML   UDF
32 Thiruvambady Linto Joseph CPI(M)   LDF
Malappuram 33 Kondotty T. V. Ibrahim IUML   UDF
34 Eranad P. K. Basheer
35 Nilambur P. V. Anvar Ind.   LDF
36 Wandoor (SC) A. P. Anil Kumar INC   UDF
37 Manjeri U. A. Latheef IUML
38 Perinthalmanna Najeeb Kanthapuram
39 Mankada Manjalamkuzhi Ali
40 Malappuram P. Ubaidulla
41 Vengara P. K. Kunhalikutty
42 Vallikkunnu P. Abdul Hameed
43 Tirurangadi K. P. A. Majeed
44 Tanur V. Abdurahiman NSC   LDF
45 Tirur Kurukkoli Moideen IUML   UDF
46 Kottakkal K. K. Abid Hussain Thangal
47 Thavanur K.T. Jaleel Ind.   LDF
48 Ponnani P. Nandakumar CPI(M)
Palakkad 49 Thrithala M. B. Rajesh CPI(M)   LDF
50 Pattambi Muhammed Muhsin CPI
51 Shornur P. Mammikutty CPI(M)
52 Ottapalam K. Premkumar
53 Kongad (SC) K. Shanthakumari
54 Mannarkkad N. Samsudheen IUML   UDF
55 Malampuzha A. Prabhakaran CPI(M)   LDF
56 Palakkad Shafi Parambil INC   UDF
57 Tarur (SC) P. P. Sumod CPI(M)   LDF
58 Chittur K. Krishnankutty JD(S)
59 Nenmara K. Babu CPI(M)
60 Alathur K. D. Prasenan
Thrissur 61 Chelakkara (SC) K. Radhakrishnan CPI(M)   LDF
62 Kunnamkulam A. C. Moideen
63 Guruvayur N. K. Akbar
64 Manalur Murali Perunelli
65 Wadakkanchery Xavier Chittilappilly
66 Ollur K. Rajan CPI
67 Thrissur P. Balachandran
68 Nattika (SC) C. C. Mukundan
69 Kaipamangalam E. T. Tyson
70 Irinjalakuda R. Bindu CPI(M)
71 Puthukkad K. K. Ramachandran
72 Chalakudy T. J. Saneesh Kumar Joseph INC   UDF
73 Kodungallur V. R. Sunil Kumar CPI   LDF
Ernakulam 74 Perumbavoor Eldhose Kunnappilly INC   UDF
75 Angamaly Roji M. John
76 Aluva Anwar Sadath
77 Kalamassery P. Rajeeve CPI(M)   LDF
78 Paravur V. D. Satheesan INC   UDF
79 Vypin K. N. Unnikrishnan CPI(M)   LDF
80 Kochi K. J. Maxi
81 Thrippunithura K. Babu INC   UDF
82 Ernakulam T. J. Vinod
83 Thrikkakara Uma Thomas INC   UDF Won in 2022 bypoll necessitated after the death of P. T. Thomas
84 Kunnathunad (SC) P. V. Srinijin CPI(M)   LDF
85 Piravom Anoop Jacob KC(J)   UDF
86 Muvattupuzha Mathew Kuzhalnadan INC   UDF
87 Kothamangalam Antony John CPI(M)   LDF
Idukki 88 Devikulam A. Raja CPI(M)   LDF Election annulled[7]
Vacant
89 Udumbanchola M. M. Mani CPI(M)   LDF
90 Thodupuzha P. J. Joseph KC   UDF
91 Idukki Roshy Augustine KC(M)   LDF
92 Peerumade Vazhoor Soman CPI   LDF
Kottayam 93 Pala Mani C. Kappan NCK   UDF
94 Kaduthuruthy Monce Joseph KC   UDF
95 Vaikom (SC) C. K. Asha CPI   LDF
96 Ettumanoor V. N. Vasavan CPI(M)
97 Kottayam Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan INC   UDF
98 Puthuppally Chandy Oommen INC   UDF Won in 2023 bypoll necessitated after the death of Oommen Chandy
99 Changanassery Job Maichil KC(M)   LDF
100 Kanjirappally N. Jayaraj
101 Poonjar Sebastian Kulathunkal
Alappuzha 102 Aroor Daleema CPI(M)   LDF
103 Cherthala P. Prasad CPI
104 Alappuzha P. P. Chitharanjan CPI(M)
105 Ambalappuzha H. Salam
106 Kuttanad Thomas K Thomas NCP   LDF
107 Haripad Ramesh Chennithala INC   UDF
108 Kayamkulam U. Prathibha CPI(M)   LDF
109 Mavelikara M. S. Arun Kumar
110 Chengannur Saji Cherian
Pathanamthitta 111 Thiruvalla Mathew T. Thomas JD(S)   LDF
112 Ranni Pramod Narayan KC(M)
113 Aranmula Veena George CPI(M)
114 Konni K. U. Jenish Kumar
115 Adoor Chittayam Gopakumar CPI
Kollam 116 Karunagapally C. R. Mahesh INC   UDF
117 Chavara Sujith Vijayan Ind.   LDF
118 Kunnathur Kovoor Kunjumon
119 Kottarakkara K. N. Balagopal CPI(M)
120 Pathanapuram K. B. Ganesh Kumar KC(B)
121 Punalur P. S. Supal CPI
122 Chadayamangalam J. Chinchu Rani
123 Kundara P. C. Vishnunath INC   UDF
124 Kollam M. Mukesh CPI(M)   LDF
125 Eravipuram M. Noushad
126 Chathannoor G.S. Jayalal CPI
Thiruvananthapuram 127 Varkala V. Joy CPI(M)   LDF
128 Attingal O. S. Ambika
129 Chirayinkeezhu V. Sasi CPI
130 Nedumangad G. R. Anil
131 Vamanapuram D. K. Murali CPI(M)
132 Kazhakootam Kadakampally Surendran
133 Vattiyoorkavu V. K. Prasanth
134 Thiruvananthapuram Antony Raju JKC
135 Nemom V. Sivankutty CPI(M)
136 Aruvikkara G. Steephen
137 Parassala C. K. Hareendran
138 Kattakkada I. B. Sathish
139 Kovalam M. Vincent INC   UDF
140 Neyyattinkara K. A. Ansalan CPI(M)   LDF

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "BJP overall, Left in Kerala: JD(S) likely to lose state unit as banner of revolt is raised". The Indian Express. 25 September 2023. Archived from the original on 22 October 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Kerala Court Cancels CPI(M) MLA's Election From Reserved Devikulam Seat". Archived from the original on 12 April 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Kerala Government". niyamasabha.org. Archived from the original on 24 February 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Sreedhara Menon, A. (January 2007). Kerala Charitram (2007 ed.). Kottayam: DC Books. ISBN 978-81-264-1588-5. Archived from the original on 13 November 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  5. ^ "KERALA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY". legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Members - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Kerala HC annuls CPI(M) MLA's election from Devikulam". Hindustan Times. 21 March 2023. Retrieved 12 December 2023.

Further reading edit

External links edit