Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (Hindi: Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad) is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Uttar Pradesh state in India. Uttar Pradesh is one of the six states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). The Vidhan Parishad is a permanent House, consisting of 100 members.

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Kunwar Manvendra Singh, BJP
since 31 January 2021
Deputy Chairman
Vacant, TBD
Leader of the House
Dinesh Sharma, BJP
since 18 March 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Ahmed Hasan, SP
since 28 March 2017
Structure
Seats100 (90 Elected + 10 Nominated)
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council as of March 2021.svg
Political groups
Government (45)
  •   BJP (41)
  •   AD(S) (1)
  •   NP (1)
  •   IND (2)

Opposition (44)

  •   SP (44)

Others (10)

Vacant (1)

  •   Vacant (1)
Website
http://upvidhanparishad.nic.in/

HistoryEdit

The Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad came into existence by the Government of India Act of 1935. The former and previous Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, was previously an elected member of it. The Legislative Council consisted of 60 members. The term of a member of the Council was six years with one-third of its members retiring after every two years. The Houses enjoyed the right of electing their Presiding Officers known as the President. The first meeting of the Legislative Council was held on 29 July 1937. Sir Sitaram and Begum Aijaz Rasul were elected the President and the Vice-President of the Legislative Council respectively. Sir Sitaram was in office until 9 March 1949. Chandra Bhal became the next Chairman on 10 March 1949.

After the independence and adoption of the constitution on 26 January 1950 Chandra Bhal was re-elected the Chairman of the Legislative Council and served until 5 May 1958. Sri Nizamuddin was elected the Deputy Chairman of the Council on 27 May 1952. He served until 1964.

Nominations and electionEdit

When, under the provisions of the Government of India Act 1935, the Legislative Council came into existence in the United Provinces, it comprised 60 members. On 26 January 1950, the total membership of the Vidhan Parishad (legislative council) of Uttar Pradesh state was increased from 60 to 72. With the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act 1956, the strength of the Council was enhanced to 108. After the reorganisation of Uttar Pradesh state in November 2000 and the creation of Uttarakhand state, this strength has now reduced to 100.

The present composition of the Vidhan Parishad is as follows:

  • 10 members are nominated by the governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 38 members are elected by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly members.
  • 36 members are elected by the Local bodies.
  • 8 members are elected by the teachers.
  • 8 members are elected by the graduates.

TermEdit

Members are now elected or nominated for six years and one-third of them retire on the expiration of every second year, so a member continues as such for six years. The vacant seats are filled up by fresh elections and nominations (by Governor) at the beginning of every third year. The retiring members are also eligible for re-election and re-nomination any number of times. The Presiding Officers of Vidhan Parishad are Chairman and Deputy Chairman. Ramesh Yadav is the current Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Councils.

Constituencies and members (100)Edit

See here the List of members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

The following are the constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad:[1]

Members elected by Legislative Assembly (38)Edit

Keys:   BJP (23)   SP (9)   BSP (4)   AD (S) (1)   INC (1)

# Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Dinesh Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
2 Swatantra Dev Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
3 Lakshman Acharya Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
4 A. K. Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
5 Kunwar Manvendra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
6 Govind Naryan Shukla Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
7 Salil Vishnoi Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
8 Ashwani Tyagi Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
9 Dharmveer Prajapati Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
10 Surendra Choudhary Bharatiya Janata Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
11 Vidya Sagar Sonkar Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
12 Sarojini Agarwal Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
13 Ashok Kataria Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
14 Bukkal Nawab Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
15 Vijay Bahadur Pathak Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
16 Ashok Dhawan Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
17 Mohsin Raza Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
18 Mahendra Kumar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
19 Yashwant Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
20 Thakur Jaiveer Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
21 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Sep 2017 6 Jul 2022
22 Keshav Prasad Maurya Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Sep 2017 6 Jul 2022
23 Bhupendra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
24 Ahmad Hasan Samajwadi Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
25 Rajendra Chaudhary Samajwadi Party 31 Jan 2021 30 Jan 2027
26 Naresh Chandra Uttam Samajwadi Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
27 Kamlesh Pathak Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
28 Rannvijay Singh Gonda Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
29 Jagjivan Prasad Babu Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
30 Balram Yadav Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
31 Ram Sundar Das Nishad Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
32 Shatarudra Prakash Samajwadi Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
33 Bhimrao Ambedkar Bahujan Samaj Party 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
34 Atar Singh Rao Bahujan Samaj Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
35 Dinesh Chandra Bahujan Samaj Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
36 Suresh Kashyap Bahujan Samaj Party 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022
37 Ashish Singh Patel Apna Dal (Sonelal) 6 May 2018 5 May 2024
38 Dipak Singh Indian National Congress 7 Jul 2016 6 Jul 2022

Local Authorities Constituencies (36)Edit

Keys:   SP (26)   BJP (7)   BSP (2)   Independent (1)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Rae Bareli Dinesh Pratap Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
2 Jaunpur Brijesh Kumar Singh Bahujan Samaj Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
3 Muzaffarnagar–Saharanpur Mahmood Ali Bahujan Samaj Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
4 Moradabad–Bijnor Parvez Ali Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
5 Rampur–Bareilly Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
6 Pilibhit–Shahjahanpur Amit Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
7 Hardoi Misbahuddin Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
8 Lakhimpur–Kheri Shashank Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
9 Sitapur Anand Bhadauria Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
10 Lucknow–Unnao Sunil Singh Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
11 Pratapgarh Akshay Pratap Singh Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
12 Sultanpur Shailendra Pratap Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
13 Barabanki Rajesh Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
14 Bahraich Iqhlaq Khan Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
15 Gonda Mahfooz Khan Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
16 Faizabad Heralal Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
17 Basti–Siddharth Nagar Santosh Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
18 Gorakhpur–Maharajganj C.P. Chandra Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
19 Deoria Ramawadh Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
20 Azamgarh–Mau Rakesh Kumar Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
21 Ballia Ravishankar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
22 Mirzapur–Sonbhadra Ramlali Mishra Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
23 Allahabad Vasudev Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
24 Banda–Hamirpur Ramesh Mishra Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
25 Jhansi–Jalaun–Lalitpur Rama Niranjan Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
26 Kanpur–Fatehpur Dilip Singh alias Kallu Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
27 Etawah–Farrukhabad Pushpraj Jain Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
28 Agra–Firozabad Dileep Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
29 Mathura–Etah–Mainpuri Udayveer Singh Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
30 Mathura–Etah–Mainpuri Arvind Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
31 Aligarh Jaswant Singh Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
32 Bulandshahar Narendra Singh Bhati Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
33 Meerut–Ghaziabad Rakesh Yadav Samajwadi Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
34 Ghazipur Vishal Singh Chanchal Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022
35 Varanasi Brijesh Kumar Singh alias Arun Independent Mar 2016 Mar 2022
36 Badaun Dharmendhra Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party Mar 2016 Mar 2022

Elected from Graduates Constituencies (8)Edit

Keys:   BJP (6)   SP (2)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Bareilly–Moradabad Dr. Jai Pal Singh Bharatiya Janata Party February 2017 February 2023
2 Gorakhpur–Faizabad Devendra Pratap Singh Bharatiya Janata Party February 2017 February 2023
3 Kanpur Arun Pathak Bharatiya Janata Party February 2017 February 2023
4 Agra Dr. Manvendra Pratap Singh Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
5 Meerut Dinesh Kumar Goel Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
6 Lucknow Awanish Kumar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
7 Varanasi Ashutosh Sinha Samajwadi Party December 2020 December 2026
8 Allahabad–Jhansi Mansingh Yadav Samajwadi Party December 2020 December 2026

Elected from Teachers Constituencies (8)Edit

Keys:   Independent (4)   BJP (3)   SP (1)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Kanpur Raj Bahadur Singh Chandel Independent February 2017 November 2023
2 Allahabad–Jhansi Suresh Kumar Tripathi Independent February 2017 February 2023
3 Bareilly–Moradabad Hari Singh Dhillon Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
4 Lucknow Umesh Dwivedi Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
5 Varanasi Lal Bihari Yadav Samajwadi Party December 2020 December 2026
6 Meerut Shrishchandra Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party December 2020 December 2026
7 Agra Akash Agarwal Independent December 2020 December 2026
8 Gorakhpur–Faizabad Dhruv Kumar Tripathi Independent December 2020 December 2026

Nominated by Governor (10)Edit

Keys:   SP (6)   BJP (3)   NP (1)

# Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Balwant Singh Ramoowalia Samajwadi Party 29 Apr 2016 28 Apr 2022
2 Zaheer Hasan Waseem Barelvi Samajwadi Party 29 Apr 2016 28 Apr 2022
3 Madhukar Jetley Samajwadi Party 29 Apr 2016 28 Apr 2022
4 Rajpal Kashyap Samajwadi Party 27 May 2016 26 May 2022
5 Sanjay Lathar Samajwadi Party 27 May 2016 26 May 2022
6 Arvind Singh Samajwadi Party 27 May 2016 26 May 2022
7 Jitin Prasada Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Oct 2021 1 Jul 2027
8 Gopal Anjan Bhurji Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Oct 2021 1 Jul 2027
9 Chaudhary Virendra Singh Gurjar Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Oct 2021 1 Jul 2027
10 Sanjay Nishad NISHAD Party 1 Oct 2021 1 Jul 2027

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Delimitation of Council Constituencies (Uttar Pradesh) Order, 1951". Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009.

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