Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh

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Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh (India)
9th Assembly
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker of the Assembly
Wanglin Lowangdong[1]INC
since 2009
Leader of the House
Nabam Tuki[2]INC
since 1 November 2011
Leader of the Opposition
Tamiyo TagaBJP
since 30 May 2014
Structure
Seats 60
Political groups

     INC (42)
     BJP (11)
     PPA (5)

     Independent (2)
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
9 April 2014
Meeting place
Legislative Assembly Building
Website
http://arunachalassembly.gov.in/

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Arunachal Pradesh state in north-eastern India. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Itanagar, the capital of the state. The Legislative Assembly comprises 60 Members of Legislative Assembly[3] directly elected from single-seat constituencies.

History[edit]

On 29 December 1969, the Agency Council, an apex advisory body for the governance of the North-East Frontier Agency (present-day Arunachal Pradesh), came into existence, with the Governor of Assam as its chairman. The Agency Council was replaced by the Pradesh Council on 2 October 1972. On 15 August 1975 the Pradesh Council was converted to the Provisional Legislative Assembly. Initially, the Legislative Assembly comprised 33 members, of which, 30 members were directly elected from single-seat constituencies and 3 members were nominated by the Union government. On attainment of the statehood on 20 February 1987, the number was raised to 60.[4]

Present assembly[edit]

This is the eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) of the state. The last state elections were held on October 2009, when the Indian National Congress emerged as the largest party with 55[5] seats in the 60-seat legislature.

Current Composition[edit]

Political Parties Number of Seats
Indian National Congress 42
Bharatiya Janta Party 11
People's Party of Arunachal 05
Independent 02
Total 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ arunachalassembly.gov.in/speaker.html
  2. ^ Nabam Tuki
  3. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly-Introduction". Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  5. ^ http://arunachalassembly.gov.in/about.html

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