Maharashtra Legislative Council

The Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad or Maharashtra Legislative Council is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Maharashtra state in western India.

Maharashtra Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Chairman
Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, NCP
since 8 July 2016[2]
Deputy Chairman
Neelam Gorhe[1], Shiv Sena
since 24 June 2019
Leader of the House (Chief Minister)
Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena
since 18 May 2020
Leader of the Opposition
Pravin Darekar, BJP
since 16 December 2019
Structure
Seats78 (66 Elected + 12 Nominated)
June Maharasthra Legislative Council 2020.svg
Political groups
Government (35)

MVA-UPA (35)

  •      SS (15)
  •      INC (9)
  •      NCP (8)
  •      PWP (2)
  •      LB (1)

Opposition (25)

NDA (25)

Vacant (18)

  •      Vacant (18)
Meeting place
Vidhan bhavan mumbai2.JPG
Vidhan Bhavan, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Mumbai, India
Website
http://www.maharashtra.gov.in
http://www.mls.org.in

LocationEdit

The seat of the Vidhan Parishad is situated at the Nariman Point area of South Mumbai in the capital Mumbai. The budget session and the monsoon session are convened in Mumbai whereas the winter session is convened in the auxiliary capital Nagpur.

Composition of Legislative CouncilEdit

Legislative Council shall consist of not less than 40 members or maximum one-third of the total number of members in the legislative assembly, chosen in the manner provided in this section.

  1. 30 members shall be elected by the members of the Legislative Assembly.
  2. 7 members are elected from amongst graduates from seven divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Amravati Division, Nashik Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division and Pune Division)
  3. 7 members are elected from amongst teachers from seven divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Amravati Division, Nashik Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division and Pune Division)
  4. 22 members are elected from amongst the local bodies of Maharashtra from 21 divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai (2 seats) and one seat each from Ahmednagar, Akola-cum-Washim-cum-Buldhana, Amravati, Aurangabad-cum-Jalna, Bhandara- Gondiya, Dhule-cum-Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Osmanabad-cum-Latur-cum-Beed, Parbhani-Hingoli, Pune, Raigad-cum-Ratnagiri-cum-Sindhudurg, Sangli-cum-Satara, Solapur, Thane-cum-Palghar, Wardha-cum-Chandrapur-cum-Gadhchiroli and Yavatmal)
  5. 12 members having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters such as literature, science, art, co-operative movement and social serviceshall be nominated by the Governor

It is a continuous House and not subject to dissolution. However, one-third of its members retire every second year and are replaced by new members. As such a member enjoys a tenure of six years. The members of the Vidhan Parishad elect its chairman and deputy chairman.

Current Composition of Legislative CouncilEdit

Party Members
Bharatiya Janata Party 23
Shiv Sena 15
Indian National Congress 09
Nationalist Congress Party 08
Peasants and Workers Party 02
Independents 01
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 01
Lok Bharati 01
Vacant 18
Total 78

Constituencies and MembersEdit

Elected by Vidhan Sabha Members (30)Edit

Keys:  BJP (14)   SS (6)   NCP (5)   INC (3)   PWP (1)   RSP (1)

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
2 Pravin Datke Bharatiya Janata Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
3 Gopichand Padalkar Bharatiya Janata Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
4 Ramesh Karad Bharatiya Janata Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
5 Nilay Naik Bharatiya Janata Party 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
6 Ram Patil Ratolikar Bharatiya Janata Party 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
7 Ramesh Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
8 Vijay Girkar Bharatiya Janata Party 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
9 Vinayak Mete Bharatiya Janata Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
10 Prasad Lad Bharatiya Janata Party 8 December 2017 7 July 2022
11 Pravin Darekar Bharatiya Janata Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
12 Ramnivas Satyanarayan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
13 Sujitsingh Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
14 Sadabhau Khot Bharatiya Janata Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
15 Uddhav Thackeray Shiv Sena 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
16 Neelam Gorhe Shiv Sena 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
17 Anil Parab Shiv Sena 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
18 Manisha Kayande Shiv Sena 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
19 Subhash Desai Shiv Sena 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
20 Diwakar Raote Shiv Sena 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
21 Shashikant Shinde Nationalist Congress Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
22 Amol Mitkari Nationalist Congress Party 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
23 Babajani Durani Nationalist Congress Party 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
24 Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar Nationalist Congress Party 8 July 2016 7 July 2022
25 Sanjay Daund[3] Nationalist Congress Party 18 January 2020 7 July 2022
26 Rajesh Rathod Indian National Congress 14 May 2020 13 May 2026
27 Sharad Ranpise Indian National Congress 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
28 Dr. Vajahat Mirza Indian National Congress 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
29 Jayant Patil Peasants and Workers Party of India 28 July 2018 27 July 2024
30 Mahadev Jankar Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 28 July 2018 27 July 2024

Local Authorities' constituencies (22)Edit

Keys:   SS (7)   BJP (6)   INC (4)   NCP (3)   IND (1)   Vacant (1)

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai (1) Ramdas Kadam Shiv Sena 2016 2022[4][5]
2 Mumbai (2) Bhai Jagtap Indian National Congress 2016 2022
3 Dhule-Nandurbar Vacant 2022
4 Nagpur Girish Vyas Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 2022
5 Ahmednagar Arunkaka Jagtap Nationalist Congress Party 2016 2022
6 Solapur Prashant Paricharak Independent
Supported By (BJP)
2016 2022
7 Kolhapur Satej Patil Indian National Congress 2016 2022
8 Akola-Washim-Buldhana Gopikishan Bajoria Shiv Sena 2016 2022 [4][6]
9 Jalgaon Chandulal Patel Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 2022 [7]
10 Nashik Narendra Darade Shiv Sena 2018 2024
11 Thane-Palghar Ravindra Phatak Shiv Sena 2016 2022 [8]
12 Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Aniket Tatkare Nationalist Congress Party 2018 2024
13 Pune Anil Shivajirao Bhosale Nationalist Congress Party 2016 2022
14 Sangli-Satara Mohanrao Kadam Indian National Congress 2016 2022
15 Osmanabad-Latur-Beed Suresh Dhas Bhartiya Janta Party 2018 2024
16 Aurangabad-Jalna Ambadas Danve Shiv Sena 2019 2025
17 Parbhani-Hingoli Viplove Bajoria Shiv Sena 2018 2024
18 Nanded Amarnath Rajurkar Indian National Congress 2016 2022
19 Amravati Pravin Pote Bharatiya Janta Party 2018 2024
20 Yavatmal Dushyant Chaturvedi[9] Shiv Sena 2020 2022
21 Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadhchiroli Ramdas Ambatkar Bharatiya Janta Party 2018 2024
22 Bhandara-Gondia Parinay Fuke Bharatiya Janta Party 2016 2022

Teachers' constituencies (7)Edit

  BJP (1)   NCP (1)   SS (1)   LB (1)   PWP (1)   Vacant (2)

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Kapil Waman Patil Lok Bharati 8 July 2018 7 July 2024
2 Nashik Kishor Darade Shiv Sena 8 July 2018 7 July 2024
3 Aurangabad Vikram Kale Nationalist Congress Party 8 February 2017 7 February 2023
4 Konkan Balaram Patil Peasants and Workers Party of India 8 February 2017 7 February 2023
5 Nagpur Nago Ganar Bharatiya Janata Party 8 February 2017 7 February 2023
6 Pune Vacant
7 Amravati Vacant

Graduates' constituencies (7)Edit

Keys:   BJP (2)   SS (1)   INC (1)   Vacant (3)

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Vilas Potnis Shiv Sena 2018 2024
2 Konkan Niranjan Davkhare Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 2024
3 Pune Vacant
4 Nashik Dr. Sudhir Tambe Indian National Congress 2017 2023 [10]
5 Aurangabad Vacant
6 Amravati Dr. Ranjit Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 2017 2023
7 Nagpur Vacant

Governor Nominated (12)Edit

Keys:   Vacant (12)

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Vacant
2 Vacant
3 Vacant
4 Vacant
5 Vacant
6 Vacant
7 Vacant
8 Vacant
9 Vacant
10 Vacant
11 Vacant
12 Vacant

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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