Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
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The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, also known as the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral governing and law making body of Uttarakhand, one of the 28 states of India. It is seated at Dehradun, the winter capital, and Gairsain, the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The total strength of the assembly is 70 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha
|Founded||14 February 2002|
|Preceded by||Interim Uttarakhand Assembly|
|15 February 2017|
|Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Gairsain (summer)|
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Dehradun (winter)
|Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Constitution of India|
As of 10 March 2021, Tirath Singh Rawat is the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Leader of the House. The Speaker of the Assembly is Premchand Aggarwal. Baby Rani Maurya is the current Governor of Uttarakhand.
Between 2002 and 2020, Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly had 71 seats, including one reserved seat for the member of Anglo-Indian community that was abolished on 25 January 2020 by the 104th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019, reducing the strength of Assembly from 71 to 70 seats.
Assembly election resultsEdit
|Bahujan Samaj Party||–||03||08||07|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||57||31||35||19|
|Indian National Congress||11||32||21||36|
|Nationalist Congress Party||–||–||–||01|
|Uttarakhand Kranti Dal[A]||–||01||03||04|
List of AssembliesEdit
The following is the list of all the Uttarakhand Legislative Assemblies
|Colour key for parties|
|Assembly||Election Year||Speaker||Chief Minister||Party||Opposition Leader||Party|
|Interim Assembly||N/A||Prakash Pant||Nityanand Swami
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Vacant||N/A|
|Bhagat Singh Koshyari|
|1st Assembly||2002||Yashpal Arya||Narayan Datt Tiwari||Indian National Congress||Bhagat Singh Koshyari
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Matbar Singh Kandari |
|2nd Assembly||2007||Harbans Kapoor||Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Harak Singh Rawat||Indian National Congress|
|Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri|
|3rd Assembly||2012||Govind Singh Kunjwal||Vijay Bahuguna
|Indian National Congress||Ajay Bhatt||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4th Assembly||2017||Premchand Aggarwal||Trivendra Singh Rawat
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Indira Hridayesh||Indian National Congress|
|Tirath Singh Rawat|
2016 Assembly suspensionEdit
In March 2016, capping a nine-day high-voltage political drama, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union Government brought Uttarakhand under President's rule citing a constitutional breakdown in the wake of a rebellion in then state-ruling Indian National 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 of India dismissing the INC-ruled State Government, the Chief Minister Harish Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.
The Union Government was of the view that continuance of the Rawat government was "immoral and unconstitutional" after 18 March 2016, when the Uttarakhand Assembly 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 Krishan Kant Paul, who had described the political situation as volatile and expressed apprehensions over possible pandemonium during the scheduled trial of strength in the 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. Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal suspended BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya and INC MLA Rekha Arya.
This is 4th Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) of the state. The last state elections were held in 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 AssemblyEdit
Current party position in the Assembly as of 2 May 2021:
|Rank||Party||Seats||Leader in the House|
|1||Bharatiya Janata Party||56||Tirath Singh Rawat|
|2||Indian National Congress||11||Indira Hridayesh|
List of current Assembly membersEdit
- Government of Uttarakhand
- Governor of Uttarakhand
- Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
- Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Leader of the Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Cabinet of Uttarakhand
- Interim Uttarakhand Assembly
- 1st Uttarakhand Assembly
- 2nd Uttarakhand Assembly
- 3rd Uttarakhand Assembly
- 4th Uttarakhand Assembly
- List of constituencies of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- Parliament of India
- Lok Sabha
- Rajya Sabha
- State Legislature
- State Legislative Assemblies
- State Legislative Councils
- List of by-elections to the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
- A In the 2012 Assembly election, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal contested as "Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P)" led by then party president Trivendra Singh Panwar. The original party name and the election symbol (chair) was frozen by the Election Commission of India following the factionism and leadership dispute within the party that led to its break-up. Its original name and party symbol were restored in 2017.
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- Singh, Kautilya (10 March 2021). "Tirath Singh Rawat: BJP's Tirath Singh Rawat to be new Uttarakhand chief minister". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
- "Anglo Indian Representation To Lok Sabha, State Assemblies Done Away; SC-ST Reservation Extended For 10 Years: Constitution (104th Amendment) Act To Come Into Force On 25th Jan". www.livelaw.in. 23 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
- "पूर्व सद्स्य: उत्तराखण्ड विधान सभा". ukvidhansabha.uk.gov.in. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
- "Two Uttarakhand MLAs suspended for cross-voting during trust vote". english.pradesh18.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2020.