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Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

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The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council or the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Uttar Pradesh is one of the seven 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
उत्तर प्रदेश विधान परिषद्
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Ramesh Yadav[1], SP
Since 11 March 2016
Leader of the House
Dinesh Sharma[2], BJP
Since 11 May 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Ahmed Hasan, SP
Since 28 March 2017
Structure
Seats 100
(1 vacant)
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, June 2018.svg
Political groups

Government (22)

Opposition (77)

Vacant (1)

Website
http://upvidhanparishad.nic.in/

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad came into existence by the Government of India Act of 1935. The current Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, was previously an elected member of it. The Legislative Council consisted of 60 members. The term of a member of the Council was nine years with one-third of its members retiring after every three 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 till 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 continued in office till May 5, 1958. Sri Nizamuddin was elected the Deputy Chairman of the Council on May 27, 1952. He continued in office till 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 Vidhan Sabha 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 now known as Chairman and Deputy Chairman. As of July 2017, Ramesh Yadav is the current Chairman of the house.

Constituencies and membersEdit

See here the List of members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council - (Past and Present members).

The following are the constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad:[3]

Graduates' constituencies (8)Edit

# Constituency Member Political Party Term
1 Varanasi Division Graduates Kedar Nath Singh BJP May 2014 - May 2020
2 Allahabad-Jhansi Division Graduates Dr. Yagya Datt Sharma BJP May 2014 - May 2020
3 Aligarh-Agra Division Graduates Dr. Aseem Yadav SP May 2014 - May 2020
4 Lucknow Division Graduates Kanti Singh Independent May 2014 - May 2020
5 Meerut Division Graduates Hem Singh Pundir Non political May 2014 - May 2020
6 Bareilly-Moradabad Division Graduates Dr. Jai Pal Singh (Vyast) BJP Feb 2017 - Feb 2023 [4]
7 Gorakhpur-Faizabad Division Graduates Devendra Pratap Singh BJP Feb 2017 - Feb 2023
8 Kanpur Division Graduates Arun Pathak BJP Feb 2017- Feb 2023

Teachers' constituencies (8)Edit

# Constituency Member Political Party Term
1 Bareilly-Moradabad Division Teachers Sanjay Kumar Mishra SP May 2014 - May 2020
2 Lucknow Division Teachers Umesh Dwivedi Independent May 2014 - May 2020
3 Varanasi Division Teachers Chet Narayan Singh Independent May 2014 - May 2020
4 Meerut Division Teachers Om Prakash Sharma Non political May 2014 - May 2020
5 Agra-Aligarh Division Teachers Jagveer Kishor Jain Non political May 2014 - May 2020
6 Gorakhpur-Faizabad Division Teachers Dhruv Kumar Tripathi Non political May 2014 - May 2020
7 Kanpur Division Teachers Raj Bahadur Singh Chandel Independent Feb 2017- Feb 2023
8 Allahabad-Jhansi Division Teachers Suresh Kumar Tripathi Non political Feb 2017- Feb 2023

Local Authorities' constituencies (36)Edit

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

Members elected by Legislative Assembly(38)Edit

# Member Name Political Party Term Date of Retirement
1 Yogi Adityanath BJP 18 Sep 2017 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
2 Swatantra Dev Singh BJP 18 Sep 2017 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
3 Lakshman Acharya BJP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
4 Naseemuddin Siddiqui INC[6]
(Expelled from BSP) || 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021
30th January, 2021
5 Dharmveer Ashok BSP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
6 Pradeep BSP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
7 Ahmed Hasan SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
8 Ramesh Yadav SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
9 Rajratan Rajbhar SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
10 Sahab Singh Saini SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
11 Virendra Singh Gujjar SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
12 Ashu Malik SP 31 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2021 30th January, 2021
13 Dr. Dinesh Sharma BJP 18 Sep 2017- 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
14 Keshav Prasad Maurya BJP 18 Sep 2017- 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
15 Bhupendra Singh BJP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
16 Dipak Singh INC 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
17 Atar Singh Rao BSP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
18 Dinesh Chandra BSP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
19 Suresh Kashyap BSP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
20 Kamlesh Pathak SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 [7] 6th July, 2022
21 Rannvijay Singh Gonda SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
22 Jagjivan Prasad Babu SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
23 Shatarudra Prakash SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
24 Balram Yadav SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
25 Ram Sundar Das Nishad SP 7 Jul 2016 - 6 Jul 2022 6th July, 2022
26 Ashish Singh Patel AD(S) 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
27 Vidya Sagar Sonkar BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
28 Sarojini Agarwal BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
29 Ashok Kataria BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
30 Bukkal Nawab BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
31 Vijay Bahadur Pathak BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
32 Ashok Dhawan BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
33 Mohsin Raza BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
34 Mahendra Kumar Singh BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
35 Yashwant Singh BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
36 Thakur Jaiveer Singh BJP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
37 Bhim Rao Ambedkar BSP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024
38 Naresh Chandra Uttam SP 6 May 2018 - 5 May 2024 5th May, 2024

Nominated members (10)Edit

The following are the present nominated Members of Legislative Council:

# Member Name Political Party Term
1 Shri Ram Singh Yadav SP Jul 2015 - Jul 2021
2 Ms Lilawati Kushwaha SP Jul 2015 - Jul 2021
3 Ramvriksh Singh Yadav SP Jul 2015 - Jul 2021
4 Jitendra Yadav SP Jul 2015 - Jul 2021
5 Balwant Singh Ramoowalia SP May 2016 - Apr 2022
6 Zaheer Hasan Waseem Barelvi SP May 2016 - Apr 2022
7 Madhukar Jetley SP May 2016 - Apr 2022
8 Rajpal Kashyap SP May 2016 - Apr 2022
9 Sanjay Lathar SP May 2016 - Apr 2022
10 Arvind Singh SP May 2016 - Apr 2022

The names of Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pathak, Sanjay Seth, Ranvijay Singh,Abdul Sarfraz Khan and Dr Rajpal Kashyap as recommended by the government were rejected by the governor Ram Naik as they were not nominated on basis or excellence in arts, social service, science etc.

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