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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
Chandrakant Bacchu Patil, BJP
since 8 July 2016
Leader of the Opposition
TBD, TBD
since 8 July 2016
Structure
Seats78 (66 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Maharashtra Legislative Council (25 June 2018).svg
Political groups
Government (27)
  •      BJP (26)
  •      RSP (1)

Opposition (50)

  •      NCP (17)
  •      INC (16)
  •      SS (14)
  •      PWP (2)
  •      Lok Bharati (1)
  •      Vacant (1)
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 26
Nationalist Congress Party 17
Indian National Congress 16
Shiv Sena 14
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 01
Peasants and Workers Party of India 02
Peoples Republican Party 01
Lok Bharati 01
Vacant 01
Total 78

Constituencies and MembersEdit

See here, List of members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

Elected by Vidhan Sabha Members (30)Edit

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Jayant Patil PWPI 2018 July 2024 July
2 Sharad Ranpise INC 2018 July 2024 July
3 Dr. Vajahat Mirza INC 2018 July 2024 July
4 Nilay Naik BJP 2018 July 2024 July
5 Ram Patil Ratolikar BJP 2018 July 2024 July
6 Ramesh Patil BJP 2018 July 2024 July
7 Anil Parab Shiv Sena 2018 July 2024 July
8 Vijay Girkar BJP 2018 July 2024 July
9 Mahadev Jankar RSP 2018 July 2024 July
10 Manisha Kayande Shiv Sena 2018 July 2024 July
11 Babajani Durani NCP 2018 July 2024 July
12 Hemant Takle NCP 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
13 Diwakar Raote Shiv Sena 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
14 Vinayak Mete BJP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
15 Prithviraj Deshmukh BJP 2019 Jun 2020 Apr
16 Neelam Gorhe Shiv Sena 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
17 Arun Adsad[3] BJP 2018 Oct 2020 Apr
18 Prasad Lad BJP 2017 Dec 2022 July
19 Pravin Darekar BJP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
20 Ramnivas Satyanarayan Singh BJP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
21 Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar NCP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
22 Sujitsingh Thakur BJP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
23 Vacant Vacant 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
24 Sadabhau Khot BJP 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
25 Smita Wagh BJP 2015 Jan 2020 Apr
26 Subhash Desai Shiv Sena 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
27 Anand Thakur NCP 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
28 Kiran Pawaskar NCP 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
29 Chandrakant Batesingh Raghuvanshi INC 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
30 Harisingh Rathod INC 2014 Apr 2020 Apr

Local Authorities' constituencies (22)Edit

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Local Authorities (1) Ramdas Kadam Shiv Sena 2016 2022[4][5]
2 Mumbai Local Authorities (2) Bhai Jagtap INC 2016 2022
3 Dhule-Nandurbar Local Authorities Amrish Patel INC 2016 2022
4 Nagpur Local Authorities Girish Vyas BJP 2016 2022
5 Ahmednagar Local Authorities Arunkaka Jagtap NCP 2016 2022
6 Solapur Local Authorities Prashant Paricharak BJP 2016 Jan 2022 Jan
7 Kolhapur Local Authorities Satej Patil INC 2016 2022
8 Akola-Washim-Buldhana Local Authorities Gopikishan Bajoria Shiv Sena 2016 2022[4][6]
9 Jalgaon Local Authorities Chandulal Patel BJP 2016 2022[7]
10 Nashik Local Authorities Narendra Darade Shiv Sena 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
11 Thane-Palghar Local Authorities Ravindra Phatak Shiv Sena 2016 June 8 2022 June 7[8]
12 Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Local Authorities Aniket Tatkare NCP 2018 June 01 2024 May 31
13 Pune Local Authorities Anil Shivajirao Bhosale NCP 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
14 Sangli-Satara Local Authorities Mohanrao Kadam INC 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
15 Osmanabad-Latur-Beed Local Authorities Suresh Dhas BJP 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
16 Aurangabad-Jalna Local Authorities Ambadas Danve Shiv Sena 2019 August 2025 August [9]
17 Parbhani-Hingoli Local Authorities Viplove Bajoria Shiv Sena 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
18 Nanded Local Authorities Amarnath Rajurkar INC 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
19 Amravati Local Authorities Pravin Pote BJP 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
20 Yavatmal Local Authorities Tanaji Sawant Shiv Sena 2016 Dec 2022 Dec[10]
21 Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadhchiroli Local Authorities Ramdas Ambatkar BJP 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
22 Bhandara-Gondia Local Authorities Parinay Fuke BJP 2016 Dec 2022 Dec

Teachers' constituencies (7)Edit

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Teachers Kapil Waman Patil Lok Bharati 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
2 Konkan Division Teachers Balaram Patil PWPI 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7[11]
3 Pune Division Teachers Dattatraya Sawant IND 2014 July 2020 July
4 Nashik Division Teachers Kishor Darade SS 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
5 Aurangabad Division Teachers Vikram Kale NCP 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7
6 Amravati Division Teachers Shrikant Deshpande BJP 2014 Apr 2020 Apr[12]
7 Nagpur Division Teachers Nago Ganar BJP 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7

Graduates Constituencies(7)Edit

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Graduates Vilas Potnis Shiv Sena 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
2 Konkan Division Graduates Niranjan Davkhare BJP 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
3 Pune Division Graduates Chandrakant Bacchu Patil BJP 2014 July 2020 July
4 Nashik Division Graduates Dr. Sudhir Tambe INC 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7[11]
5 Aurangabad Division Graduates Satish Chavan NCP 2014 July 2020 July
6 Amravati Division Graduates Dr. Ranjit Patil BJP 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7
7 Nagpur Division Graduates Anil Sole BJP 2014 July 2020 July

Governor Nominated (12)Edit

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Prakash Suryabhan Gajbhiye NCP 2014 June 2020 June
2 Vidya Ajit Chavan NCP 2014 June 2020 June
3 Rahul Narvekar NCP 2014 June 2020 June
4 Khwaja Baig NCP 2014 June 2020 June
5 Ramrao Wadkute NCP 2014 June 2020 June
6 Jagannath Shinde NCP 2014 June 2020 June
7 Husnbanu Nizammuddin Khalif INC 2014 June 2020 June
8 Anant Gadgil INC 2014 June 2020 June
9 Janardan Chandurkar INC 2014 June 2020 June
10 Anandrao Raghoji Patil INC 2014 June 2020 June
11 Ramhari Govindrao Rupanvar INC 2014 June 2020 June
12 Jogendra Kawade PRP 2014 June 2020 June[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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