Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly or the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
15th Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
C. P. Joshi, INC
since 16 January 2019
Ashok Gehlot, INC
since 17 December 2018
Gulab Chand Kataria, BJP
since 13 January 2019
Rajendra Singh Rathore, BJP
since 13 January 2019
Structure
Seats200
Rajasthan Legislative Assembly structure.svg
Political groups
Government (120)
  •   INC (106)
  •   RLD (1)
  •   IND (13)

Opposition (71)

Others (7)

Vacant (2)

  •   Vacant (2)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
7 December 2018
Next election
December 2023
Meeting place
Vidhan Bhavan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Website
http://rajassembly.nic.in

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.

OriginEdit

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 pf 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.

HistoryEdit

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. The Fourteenth Legislative Assembly was commenced on 21 January 2013.[1] Umed Singh of Barmer was youngest member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, as in 1962 election result was declared on 19 February 1962 and he was elected from Barmer, at the time he was just 25 year and 4 months old.[2][3]

Party-wise Members in the 15th AssemblyEdit

Party Seats
Indian National Congress 106
Bharatiya Janata Party 71
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party 3
Bharatiya Tribal Party 2
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2
Rashtriya Lok Dal 1
Independent 13
Vacant 2
Total Seats 200
  • On 16 September 2019, all the six BSP MLAs joined the Congress, thus taking the strength of the Congress to 106 seats in the assembly.
  • On 24 October 2019, INC won Mandawa assembly constituency and RLP won Khinwsar assembly constituency in the bye polls held on 21 October 2019 which took their tally to 0 and 3 respectively.

List of MembersEdit

# Constituency Current MLA Party
Ganganagar District
1 Sadulshahar Jagdish Jangid INC
2 Ganganagar Raj Kumar Gaur IND
3 Karanpur Gurmeet Singh Kooner INC
4 Suratgarh Rampratap Kasniyan BJP
5 Raisinghnagar (SC) Balveer Singh Luthra BJP
6 Anupgarh (SC) Santosh BJP
Hanumangarh District
7 Sangaria Gurdeep Singh BJP
8 Hanumangarh Vinod Kumar INC
9 Pilibanga (SC) Dharmendra Kumar BJP
10 Nohar Amit Chachan INC
11 Bhadra Balwan Poonia CPI(M)
Bikaner District
12 Khajuwala (SC) Govind Ram INC
13 Bikaner West B. D. Kalla INC
14 Bikaner East Siddhi Kumari BJP
15 Kolayat Bhanwar Singh Bhati INC
16 Lunkaransar Sumit Godara BJP
17 Dungargarh Girdharilal Mahiya CPI(M)
18 Nokha Bihari Lal Bishnoi BJP
Churu District
19 Sadulpur Krishna Poonia INC
20 Taranagar Narendra Budania INC
21 Sardarshahar Bhanwar Lal Sharma INC
22 Churu Rajendra Singh Rathore BJP
23 Ratangarh Abhinesh Maharshi BJP
24 Sujangarh (SC) Manoj Meghwal INC
Jhunjhunu District
25 Pilani (SC) J. P. Chandelia INC
26 Surajgarh Subhash Poonia BJP
27 Jhunjhunu Brijendra Singh Ola INC
28 Mandawa Rita Choudhary INC
29 Nawalgarh Dr. Rajkumar Sharma INC
30 Udaipurwati Rajendra Singh Gudha INC
31 Khetri Jitendra Singh INC
Sikar District
32 Fatehpur Hakam Ali Khan INC
33 Lachhmangarh Govind Singh Dotasara INC
34 Dhod (SC) Parasram Mordiya INC
35 Sikar Rajendra Pareek INC
36 Dantaramgarh Virendra Singh INC
37 Khandela Mahadev Singh IND
38 Neem Ka Thana Suresh Modi INC
39 Srimadhopur Deependra Singh Shekhawat INC
Jaipur District
40 Kotputli Rajendra Singh Yadav INC
41 Viratnagar Indraj Singh Gurjar INC
42 Shahpura Alok Beniwal IND
43 Chomu Ramlal Sharma BJP
44 Phulera Nirmal Kumawat BJP
45 Dudu (SC) Babulal Nagar IND
46 Jhotwara Lalchand Kataria INC
47 Amber Satish Poonia BJP
48 Jamwa Ramgarh (ST) Gopal Meena INC
49 Hawa Mahal Mahesh Joshi INC
50 Vidhyadhar Nagar Narpat Singh Rajvi BJP
51 Civil Lines Pratap Singh Khachariyawas INC
52 Kishanpole Aminuddin Kagzi INC
53 Adarsh Nagar Rafeek Khan INC
54 Malviya Nagar Kalicharan Saraf BJP
55 Sanganer Ashok Lahoty BJP
56 Bagru (SC) Ganga Devi INC
57 Bassi (ST) Laxman Meena IND
58 Chaksu (SC) Ved Prakash Solanki INC
Alwar District
59 Tijara Sandip Kumar INC
60 Kishangarh Bas Deepchand INC
61 Mundawar Manjeet Dharmpal Choudhary BJP
62 Behror Baljeet Yadav IND
63 Bansur Shakuntala Rawat INC
64 Thanagazi Kanti Prasad Meena IND
65 Alwar Rural (SC) Tikaram Jully INC
66 Alwar Urban Sanjay Sharma BJP
67 Ramgarh Shafia Zubair INC
68 Rajgarh Laxmangarh (ST) Johari Lal Meena INC
69 Kathumar (SC) Babulal INC
Bharatpur District
70 Kaman Zahida Khan (Politician) INC
71 Nagar Wajib Ali INC
72 Deeg-Kumher Vishvendra Singh INC
73 Bharatpur Dr. Subhash Garg RLD
74 Nadbai Joginder Singh Awana INC
75 Weir (SC) Bhajan Lal Jatav INC
Dholpur District
76 Bayana (SC) Amar Singh INC
77 Baseri (SC) Khiladi Lal Bairwa INC
78 Bari Girraj Singh INC
79 Dholpur Shobharani Kushwah BJP
80 Rajakhera Rohit Bohra INC
Karauli District
81 Todabhim (ST) Prithviraj Meena INC
82 Hindaun (SC) Bharosi Lal INC
83 Karauli Lakhan Singh Meena INC
84 Sapotra (ST) Ramesh Chand Meena INC
Dausa District
85 Bandikui Gajraj Khatana INC
86 Mahuwa Omprakash Hudla IND
87 Sikrai (SC) Mamta Bhupesh INC
88 Dausa Murari Lal Meena INC
89 Lalsot (ST) Parsadi Lal Meena INC
Sawai Madhopur District
90 Gangapur Ramkesh Meena IND
91 Bamanwas (ST) Indra Meena INC
92 Sawai Madhopur Danish Abrar INC
93 Khandar (SC) Ashok INC
Tonk District
94 Malpura Kanhiya Lal BJP
95 Niwai (SC) Prasant Bairwa INC
96 Tonk Sachin Pilot INC
97 Deoli-Uniara Harish Meena INC
Ajmer District
98 Kishangarh Suresh Tak IND
99 Pushkar Suresh Singh Rawat BJP
100 Ajmer North Vasudev Devnani BJP
101 Ajmer South (SC) Anita Bhadel BJP
102 Nasirabad Ramswaroop Lamba BJP
103 Beawar Shankar Singh BJP
104 Masuda Rakesh Pareek INC
105 Kekri Dr. Raghu Sharma INC
Nagaur District
106 Ladnun Mukesh Bhakhar INC
107 Deedwana Chetan Choudhary INC
108 Jayal (SC) Manju Meghwal INC
109 Nagaur Mohan Ram BJP
110 Khinvsar Narayan Beniwal RLP
111 Merta (SC) Indira Devi RLP
112 Degana Vijaypal Mirdha INC
113 Makrana Roopa Ram BJP
114 Parbatsar Ramniwas Gawdiya INC
115 Nawan Mahendra Choudhary INC
Pali District
116 Jaitaran Avinash Gehlot BJP
117 Sojat (SC) Shobha Chouhan BJP
118 Pali Gyanchand Parakh BJP
119 Marwar Junction Khushveer Singh IND
120 Bali Pushpendra Singh BJP
121 Sumerpur Joraram Kumawat BJP
Jodhpur District
122 Phalodi Pabba Ram Bishnoi BJP
123 Lohawat Kishna Ram Bishnoi INC
124 Shergarh Meena Kanwar INC
125 Osian Divya Maderna INC
126 Bhopalgarh (SC) Pukhraj RLP
127 Sardarpura Ashok Gehlot INC
128 Jodhpur Manisha Panwar INC
129 Soorsagar Suryakanta Vyas BJP
130 Luni Mahendra Bishnoi INC
131 Bilara (SC) Heera Ram INC
Jaisalmer District
132 Jaisalmer Rooparam INC
133 Pokaran Saleh Mohammad INC
Barmer District
134 Sheo Ameen Khan INC
135 Barmer Mewaram Jain INC
136 Baytoo Harish Chaudhary INC
137 Pachpadra Madan Prajapat INC
138 Siwana Hameersingh Bhayal BJP
139 Gudamalani Hemaram Choudhary INC
140 Chohtan (SC) Padma Ram INC
Jalore District
141 Ahore Chhagan Singh BJP
142 Jalore (SC) Jogeshwar Garg BJP
143 Bhinmal Poora Ram Choudhary BJP
144 Sanchore Sukhram Bishnoi INC
145 Raniwara Narayan Singh Dewal BJP
Sirohi District
146 Sirohi Sanyam Lodha IND
147 Pindwara-Abu (ST) Samaram Garasiya BJP
148 Reodar (SC) Jagasi Ram BJP
Udaipur District
149 Gogunda (ST) Pratap Lal Bheel BJP
150 Jhadol (ST) Babulal Kharadi BJP
151 Kherwara (ST) Dayaram Parmar INC
152 Udaipur Rural (ST) Phool Singh Meena BJP
153 Udaipur Gulab Chand Kataria BJP
154 Mavli Dharm Narayan BJP
155 Vallabhnagar Vacant
156 Salumber (ST) Amrit Lal Meena BJP
Pratapgarh District
157 Dhariawad (ST) Vacant
Dungarpur District
158 Dungarpur (ST) Ganesh Ghogra INC
159 Aspur (ST) Gopi Chand Meena BJP
160 Sagwara (ST) Ram Prasad BTP
Banswara District
161 Chorasi (ST) Rajkumar Roat BTP
162 Ghatol (ST) Harendra Ninama BJP
163 Garhi (ST) Kailash Chandra Meena BJP
164 Banswara (ST) Arjun Singh Bamnia INC
165 Bagidora (ST) Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya INC
166 Kushalgarh (ST) Ramila Khadia IND
Chittorgarh District
167 Kapasan (SC) Arjun Lal Jingar BJP
168 Begun Bidhuri Rajendra Singh INC
169 Chittorgarh Chandrabhan SIngh Aakya BJP
170 Nimbahera Anjana Udailal INC
171 Bari Sadri Lalit Kumar BJP
Pratapgarh District
172 Pratapgarh (ST) Ramlal Meena INC
Rajsamand District
173 Bhim Sudarshan Singh INC
174 Kumbhalgarh Surendra Singh BJP
175 Rajsamand Deepti Maheshwari BJP
176 Nathdwara C. P. Joshi INC
Bhilwara District
177 Asind Jabbar Singh Sankhala BJP
178 Mandal Ramlal Jat INC
179 Sahara Gayatri Devi Trivedi INC
180 Bhilwara Vitthal Shankar Avasthi BJP
181 Shahpura Kailash Chandra Meghwal BJP
182 Jahazpur Gopichand Meena BJP
183 Mandalgarh Gopal Lal Sharma BJP
Bundi District
184 Hindoli Ashok Chandna INC
185 Keshoraipatan (SC) Chandrakanta Meghwal BJP
186 Bundi Ashok Dogara BJP
Kota District
187 Pipalda Ramnarayan Meena INC
188 Sangod Bharat Singh Kundanpur INC
189 Kota North Shanti Kumar Dhariwal INC
190 Kota South Sandeep Sharma BJP
191 Ladpura Kalpana Devi BJP
192 Ramganj Mandi (SC) Madan Dilawar BJP
Baran District
193 Anta Pramod Jain Bhaya INC
194 Kishanganj (ST) Nirmala Sahariya INC
195 Baran-Atru (SC) Pana Chand Meghwal INC
196 Chhabra Pratap Singh BJP
Jhalawar District
197 Dag (SC) Kaluram BJP
198 Jhalrapatan Vasundhara Raje BJP
199 Khanpur Narendra Nagar BJP
200 Manohar Thana Govind Prasad BJP

PrivilegesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajasthan Legislative Assembly – House Tenure". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Rajasthan Election 2018". Rajasthan Patrika. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Statistical report on the 1962 election to the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). pp. 7, 212.

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