Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
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The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly also known as the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha, (Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड विधानसभा) is a unicameral governing and law making body of Uttarakhand, one of the 29 States in India, and is situated at Dehradun, the interim state capital of Uttarakhand, with 71 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).
|Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Length of term
|15 February 2017|
|Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand|
|Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|^† 70 seats are open for the direct election while 1 seat is reserved for the member of Anglo Indian community.|
Following the Bharatiya Janta Party's historic win in 2017 election, the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Leader of the House is Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Speaker of the Assembly is Premchand Aggarwal. Krishan Kant Paul is the current Governor of Uttarakhand. From 27 March 2016 to 12 May 2016, Uttarakhand was under President's Rule.
Capping a nine-day high-voltage political drama, the Central Government on Sunday brought Uttarakhand under President’s rule citing a constitutional breakdown in the wake of a rebellion in the ruling Congress, which slammed the decision calling it a "murder of democracy" and a "black" day.
President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation under Article 356 of the Constitution dismissing the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation this morning on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.
The Central Government was of the view that continuance of the Rawat government was "immoral and unconstitutional" after the 18 March 2016, when the Speaker declared the Appropriation Bill "passed" in controversial circumstances without allowing a division pressed for by 35 MLAs, including 9 rebel Congress legislators.
The Cabinet considered several reports received from Governor K. K. Paul, who had described the political situation as volatile and expressed apprehensions over possible pandemonium during the scheduled trial of strength in the State Assembly on Monday.
The purported CD of the sting operation conducted against the Chief Minister that was in public domain on Saturday was understood to have been factored into the decision of the Cabinet which found it as a case of horse trading.
Additionally Two Uttarakhand MLAs, one each from Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party were on 9 June suspended for cross-voting during the floor test that was held on 10 May. Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal suspended BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya and INC MLA Rekha Arya.
Uttarakhand Assembly Election ResultsEdit
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||-||03||08||07|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||57||31||35||19|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||11||32||21||36|
|Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD)||-||01||03||04|
|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||-||-||-||01|
List of AssembliesEdit
The following is the list of all the Uttarakhand Legislative Assemblies
|Colour key for parties|
This is 4th Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) of the state. The last state elections were held on February 2017, when the Bharatiya Janata Party won an overwhelming majority of 57 seats in the 70-seat electoral legislature. The Indian National Congress has secured only 11 seats in 4th assembly. The Independents have bagged 2 seats.
Current party position in the HouseEdit
Current party position in the House as of 18 March 2017
|Rank||Party||Seats||Leader in the House|
|1||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||57||Trivendra Singh Rawat|
|2||Indian National Congress (INC)||11||Indira Hridayesh|
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