The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly or the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
15th Rajasthan Assembly
|Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
|Preceded by||14th Rajasthan Assembly|
C.P. Joshi, INC
since 16 January 2019
Ashok Gehlot, INC
since 17 December 2018
since 16 February 2023
Rajendra Rathore, BJP
since 13 January 2019
|First past the post|
|7 December 2018|
|Vidhan Bhavan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
The assembly meets at Vidhana Bhavan situated in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Members of the Legislative assembly are directly elected by the people for a term of 5 years. Presently, the legislative assembly consists of 200 members.
The formation of the House of People's Representatives in Rajasthan is significant in Indian Constitutional history since it was the result of the merging of 22 princely states of the former Rajputana with the Union of India.
As per the provision of Article 168 of India's newly framed constitution, each state was required to form a legislature consisting of one or two Houses. Rajasthan chose unicameralism for its legislature, which is known as the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
The First Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1952–57) was inaugurated on 31 March 1952. It had a strength of 160 members. The strength was increased to 190 after the merger of the erstwhile Ajmer State with Rajasthan in 1956. The Second (1957–62) and Third (1962–67) Legislative Assemblies had a strength of 176. The Fourth (1967–72) and Fifth (1972–77) Legislative Assembly comprised 184 members each. The strength became 200 from the Sixth (1977–80) Legislative Assembly onwards.
Article 194 of the Indian Constitution specifies the powers, privileges, and immunities of the House of Legislature, as well as its members and committees.
Some of the important privileges are:
- Freedom of speech in the legislature
- Immunity for members from any proceedings in any court relating to anything said or any vote given by them in the legislature or any committee thereof
- Prohibition on courts inquiring into legislative processes
- Freedom from arrest in civil proceedings for the members during the continuance of the session of the House
15th Rajasthan AssemblyEdit
|Indian National Congress||108||122||Government|
|Rashtriya Lok Dal||1|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||70||77||Opposition|
|Rashtriya Loktantrik Party||3|
|Bharatiya Tribal Party||2|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||2|
Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit
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