Bihar Legislative Council

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Bihar Legislative Council
6th Assembly
Awadhesh Narain SinghBJP
since 9 Aug 2012
Deputy Chairman
Saleem Parwez, JD(U)
since 30 March 2011
Leader of House
Jitan Ram Manjhi, JD(U)
Leader of Opposition
Gulam Gaus, RJD
Seats 75
Meeting place
Bihar Legislative Council

Bihar Vidhan Parishad is also known as Bihar Legislative Council


A new Province of Bihar and Orissa was created by the British Government on 12 December 1911. The Legislative Council with a total of 43 members belonging to different categories was formed in 1912. The first sitting of the Council was convened on 20 January 1913. In 1936, Bihar attained its separate Statehood. Under the Government of India Act, 1919, the unicameral legislature got converted into bicameral one, i.e. the Bihar Legislative Council and the Bihar Legislative Assembly. Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the Bihar Legislative Council consisted of 29 members. After the first General Elections 1952, the number of members was increased up to 72 and by 1958 the number was raised to 96. With the creation of Jharkhand, as a result of the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 passed by the Parliament, the strength of the Bihar Legislative Council has been reduced from 96 to 75 members.


Bihar Legislative Council is a permanent body and not subject to dissolution. But as nearly as possible, one-third of the members thereof retire as soon as may be on the expiration of every second year. Members are now elected or nominated for six years and one-third of them retire every second year. The presiding officers of Vidhan Parishad are now known as Chairman and Deputy Chairman. Members of the upper house, the Legislative Council are indirectly elected through an electoral college. There are 27 Committees which are, at present, functional in the Council. Besides, there are three Financial Committees consisting of the members of the two Houses of the State Legislature.

Current members[edit]

  • Chairman : Awadhesh Narain Singh
  • Dy. Chairman : Saleem Perwez
  • Leader of the House: Nitish Kumar
  • Deputy Leader of the House : Ramashraya Pd. Singh
  • Secretary : Mungeshwar Sahoo


Elected by Legislative Assembly Members[edit]

  1. Dr. Bhim Singh, Janata Dal (United)
  2. Giriraj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
  3. Prof. Gulam Gaus, Rashtriya Janata Dal
  4. Harendra Pratap Panday, Bharatiya Janata Party
  5. Harun Rashid, Janata Dal (United)
  6. Hira Prasad Bind, Janata Dal (United)
  7. Dr. Jyoti, Indian National Congress
  8. Kameshwar Choupal, Bharatiya Janata Party
  9. Kiran Ghai Sinha, Bharatiya Janata Party
  10. Lal Babu Prasad, Bharatiya Janata Party
  11. Mangal Pandey
  12. Md. Tanveer Hassan, Rashtriya Janata Dal
  13. Narendra Singh, Janata Dal (United)
  14. Nitish Kumar, Janata Dal (United)
  15. Prashant Kumar Shahi
  16. Rabri Devi
  17. Rudal Roy, Janata Dal (United)
  18. Sanjay Singh, Janata Dal (United)
  19. Satish Kumar, Janata Dal (United)
  20. Satyendra Narain Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
  21. Sushil Kumar Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party
  22. Upendra Prasad, Janata Dal (United)
  23. Uday Kant Chaudhry, Janata Dal (United)

Elected from Local Authorities Constituencies[edit]

  1. Anuj Kumar Singh, Jehanabad & Arwal
  2. Ashok Kumar Agrawal, Katihar, Bharatiya Janata Party
  3. Baidhnath Prasad, Sitamarhi & Seohar, Bharatiya Janata Party
  4. Balmiki Singh, Patna, Independent
  5. Binod Kumar Singh, Madhubani, Janata Dal (United)
  6. Dinesh Prasad Singh, Muzaffarpur
  7. Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal, Purnia-Araria-Kishanganj, Bharatiya Janata Party
  8. Hulas Pandey, Bhojpur & Buxar, Independent
  9. Krishna Kumar Singh, Rohtas & Kamur, Janata Dal (United)
  10. Manoj Kumar Singh, Siwan, Independent
  11. Manoj Yadav, Banka & Bhagalpur, Janata Dal (United)
  12. Mishrilal Yadav, Darbhanga, Rashtriya Janata Dal
  13. Md. Israil Raen, Saharsa-Madhepura-Supaul, Janata Dal (United)
  14. Rajendra Rai, Vaishali
  15. Rajesh Kumar Singh (Raju Yadav), Nalanda, Lok Janshakti Party
  16. Rajesh Ram, West Champaran, Janata Dal (United)
  17. Rajnish Kumar, Begusarai-Khagaria, Bharatiya Janata Party
  18. Ranjan Kumar Singh (Munna Singh), Aurangabad
  19. Renu Singh, East Champaran
  20. Roma Bharti, Samastipur, Rashtriya Janata Dal
  21. Saleem Perwez, Saran, Janata Dal (United)
  22. Sanjay Prasad, Munger-Jamui-Lakhisarai-Sheikhpura
  23. Salman Raghib, Nawada, Janata Dal (United)
  24. Sunil Kumar Singh, Gopalganj, Janata Dal (United)

Elected from Graduates Constituencies[edit]

  1. Awdhesh Narayan Singh, South Chhota Nagpur (Gaya), Bharatiya Janata Party
  2. Dr. N.K.Yadav, Koshi, Bharatiya Janata Party
  3. Devesh Chandra Thakur, JTirhut, Janata Dal (United)
  4. Mahachandra Prasad Singh, Saran, Janata Dal (United)
  5. Niraj Kumar, Patna, Janata Dal (United)
  6. Vinod Kumar Choudhry, Darbhanga, Janata Dal (United)

Elected from Teachers Constituencies[edit]

  1. Kedar Nath Pandey, Saran, Communist Party of India
  2. Narendra Prasad Singh, Tirhut, Bharatiya Janata Party
  3. Prof. Nawal Kishore Yadav, Patna, Rashtriya Janata Dal
  4. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Koshi, Janata Dal (United)
  5. Sanjeev Shyam Singh, Gaya
  6. Basudeo Singh, Darbhanga

Former Members[edit]

  1. Virendra Kumar Choudhary

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