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Gujarat Vidhan Sabha
ગુજરાત વિધાનસભા
13th Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker of the Assembly (acting)
Mangubhai Chhaganbhai PatelBJP
since January 2013
Deputy Speaker
vacant, BJP
Leader of the House
Anandiben PatelBJP
since May 2014
Opposition Leader
Shankersinh Vaghela[1]INC
since January 2013
Structure
Seats 182
Political groups

Gujarat Legislative Assembly Sep 14.jpg      BJP (120)
      INC (58)
      NCP (2)
      JD(U) (1)

      Vacant (1)
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
December, 2012
Meeting place
23°13′8″N 72°39′25″E / 23.21889°N 72.65694°E / 23.21889; 72.65694Coordinates: 23°13′8″N 72°39′25″E / 23.21889°N 72.65694°E / 23.21889; 72.65694
Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan, Gujarat Vidhan Sabha, Gandhinagar
Website
www.gujaratassembly.gov.in

Gujarat Legislative Assembly or Gujarat Vidhan Sabha (ગુજરાત વિધાન સભા) is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated in the capital Gandhinagar. Presently, 182 members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected from the single-seat constituencies and one member is nominated. It has term of 5 years unless it is dissolved sooner. 13 constituencies are reserved for scheduled castes and 26 constituencies for scheduled tribes.

History[edit]

In 1918, Bhavsinhji Gohil, ruler of Bhavnagar State, established The Peoples' Representative Assembly consisting of 38 members appointed by him. His succeeding son, Krishnakumar Sinhji, formed the Bhavnagar legislative assembly in 1941 having 55 members, consisting of 33 elected members, 16 nominated members by him and 6 ex-officio members. They had power to ask questions, move resolutions, discuss the budget and introduce bills in the assembly. This assembly used to meet at least twice in a year. Porbandar state assembly had same powers. Sayajirao Gaekwad, ruler of Baroda state, had formed the Baroda legislative assembly in 1908.[2]

Since 1921, representative were elected by the people of that area of the present Gujarat state except the princely states, and sent to the Bombay state legislative assembly. In 1952, Saurashtra legislative assembly was constituted after the independence of India. It was functional till October 31, 1956. Saurashtra state was merged into the Bombay state under the States Reorganization Act, 1956.[2]

On May 1, 1960, the Bombay state was bifurcated into Gujarat and Maharashtra states resulted in formation of Gujarat legislative assembly. 132 members of the former Bombay legislative assembly, elected from the territorial constituencies of Gujarat, formed the first Gujarat legislative assembly. Number of the members was increased to 154 in 1962, 168 in 1967 and 182 in 1975.[2]

Place[edit]

Interior of assembly

After formation of Gujarat state in 1960, Ahmedabad was a capital of the state. Assembly started functioning from the present day OPD building of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. New capital city, Gandhinagar was built in 1971. Later assembly was shifted to Central Library building, sector-17, Gandhinagar on February 11, 1971. President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy laid foundation stone of new assembly building, Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan on March 20, 1978. It was designed by H. K. Mewada, chief planner of Gandhinagar. The construction was completed in 1982 and it was named after Vithalbhai Patel, the first Indian speaker of Central Legislative Assembly. It was inaugurated by Governor Sharda Mukherjee on July 8, 1982. Since then the Gujarat legislative assembly works here.[2]

Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha[edit]

Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel is the current acting speaker of the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha.

Past speakers[edit]

Name Term
Kalyanji V. Mehta 1 May 1960 - 19 August 1960
Mansinhji Rana 19 August 1960 - 19 March 1962
Fatehali Palejwala 19 March 1962 - 17 March 1967
Raghavji Leuva 17 March 1967 - 28 June 1975
Kundanlal Dholakia 28 June 1975 - 28 March 1977
Manubhai Palkhiwala (Acting Speaker) 28 March 1977 - 21 April 1977
Kundanlal Dholakia 21 April 1977 - 20 June 1980
Natwarlal Shah 20 June 1980 - 8 January 1990
Karsandas Soneri (Acting Speaker) 8 January 1990 - 19 January 1990
Barjorji Pardiwala 19 January 1990 - 16 March 1990
Shashikant Lakhani 16 March 1990 - 12 November 1990
Manubhai Parmar (Acting Speaker) 12 November 1990 - 11 February 1991
Himatlal Mulani 11 February 1991 - 21 March 1995
Harishchandra Patel 21 March 1995 - 16 September 1996
Chandubhai Dabhi (Acting Speaker) 16 September 1996 - 29 October 1996
Gumansinhji Vaghela 29 October 1996 - 19 March 1998
Dhirubhai Shah 19 March 1998 - 27 December 2002
Prof. Mangaldas Patel 27 December 2002 - 18 January 2008
Ashok Bhatt 18 January 2008 - 29 September 2010
Prof. Mangaldas Patel (Acting Speaker) 29 September 2010 - 23 Feb 2011
Ganpat Vasava 23 February 2011 - 26 December 2012
Vajubhai Vala (Acting Speaker) 26 December 2012 - 19 January 2013[3]
Dr Neema Acharya (Acting Speaker)[3] 19 January 2013 - 22 January 2013
Vajubhai Vala 23 January 2013[4] - 30 August 2014[5]
Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel (Acting Speaker) 30 August 2014 - Incumbent

Â==Constituencies and current members== The following is the list of the members of the 13th Gujarat Legislative Assembly.[6][7][8]

Keys:       BJP (120)       INC (58)       NCP (2)       JD(U) (1)       Vacant (1)

No. Constituency Member of Lagislative Assembly (MLA) Party
1 Abdasa Shaktisinh Gohil INC
2 Mandvi Tarachand Jagashi Chheda BJP
3 Bhuj Dr Nimaben Aacharya BJP
4 Anjar Vasanbhai Ahir BJP
5 Gandhidham Maheshwari Ramesh Vachchhraj BJP
6 Rapar Pankaj Mehta BJP
7 Vav Shankarbhai Lagdhirbhai Chaudhary BJP
8 Tharad Parbat Patel BJP
9 Dhanera Patel Joitabhai Kasnabhai INC
10 Danta Kharadi Kantibhai Kalabhai INC
11 Vadgam Manilal Jethabhai Vaghela INC
12 Palanpur Patel Maheshkumar Amrutlal INC
13 Deesa Rabari Govabhai INC
14 Deodar Chauhan Keshaji Shivaji BJP
15 Kankrej Khanpura Dharshibhai Lakhabhai INC
16 Radhanpur Thakor Nagarji Harchandji BJP
17 Chanasma Dilipkumar Virajibhai Thakor BJP
18 Patan Desai Ranchhodbhai Mahijibhai BJP
19 Sidhpur Balvantsinh Chandansinh Rajput INC
20 Kheralu Bharatsinhji Dabhi BJP
21 Unjha Patel Narayanbhai Lalludas BJP
22 Visnagar Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai BJP
23 Becharaji Patel Rajanikant Somabhai BJP
24 Kadi Chavada Rameshbhai Maganbhai INC
25 Mehsana Nitinbhai Patel BJP
26 Vijapur Patel Prahladbhai Ishvarbhai INC
27 Himmatnagar Rajubhai Chavda BJP
28 Idar Ramanlal Vora BJP
29 Khedbrahma Ashvin Kotwal INC
30 Bhiloda Anil Joshiyara INC
31 Modasa Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh INC
32 Bayad Vaghela Mahendrasinh Shankersinh INC
33 Prantij Baraiya Mahendrasinh Kacharsinh INC
34 Dehgam Kaminiba Rathod INC
35 Gandhinagar South Thakor Shambhuji Chelaji BJP
36 Gandhinagar North Patel Ashokkumar Ranchhodbhai BJP
37 Mansa Chaudhari Amitbhai Harisingbhai INC
38 Kalol Thakor Baldevji Chanduji INC
39 Viramgam Tejeshree Patel INC
40 Sanand Karamsibhai Virjibhai Patel INC
41 Ghatlodiya Anandiben Patel BJP
42 Vejalpur Chauhan Kishorsinh Babulal BJP
43 Vatva Pradipsinh Bhagwatsinh Jadeja BJP
44 Ellisbridge Rakesh Shah BJP
45 Naranpura Amit Shah BJP
46 Nikol Panchal Jagdish Ishwarbhai BJP
47 Naroda Wadhwani Nirmalaben Sunilbhai BJP
48 Thakkar Bapanagar Kakadiya Vallabhbhai Gobarbhai BJP
49 Bapunagar Rajput Jagrupsinh Girdansinh BJP
50 Amraiwadi Patel Hasmukhbhai Somabhai BJP
51 Dariyapur Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shekh INC
52 Jamalpur-Khadia Bhushan Bhatt BJP
53 Maninagar Patel Sureshbhai Dhanjibhai BJP
54 Danilimda Shailesh Manubhai Parmar INC
55 Sabarmati Arvindkumar Gandalal Patel BJP
56 Asarwa Rajanikant Mohanlal Patel BJP
57 Daskroi Patel Babubhai Jamnadas BJP
58 Dholka Chudasama Bhupendrasinh Manubha BJP
59 Dhandhuka Kolipatel Laljibhai Chaturbhai BJP
60 Dasada Makwana Punambhai Kalabhai BJP
61 Limbdi Kiritsinh Rana BJP
62 Wadhwan Doshi Varshaben Narendrabhai BJP
63 Chotila Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan BJP
64 Dhrangadhra Kavadiya Jayantibhai Ramjibhai BJP
65 Morbi Amrutiya Kantilal Shivlal BJP
66 Tankara Metaliya Bavanjibhai Hansrajbhai BJP
67 Wankaner Pirzada Mahamadjavid Abdulmutalib INC
68 Rajkot East Rajguru Indranil Sanjaybhai INC
69 Rajkot West
70 Rajkot South Govind Patel BJP
71 Rajkot Rural Bhanuben Manoharbhai Babariya BJP
72 Jasdan Gohel Bholabhai Bhikhabhai INC
73 Gondal Jadeja Jayrajsinh Temubha BJP
74 Jetpur Radadia Jayesh Vitthalbhai BJP
75 Dhoraji Pravin Mankadiya BJP
76 Kalavad Chavda Meghjibhai Amarabhai BJP
77 Jamnagar Rural Raghavji Hansraj Patel INC
78 Jamnagar North Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha INC
79 Jamnagar South Trivedi Vasuben Narendrabhai BJP
80 Jam Jodhpur Shapriya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai BJP
81 Khambhalia Ahir Meraman INC
82 Dwarka Pabubha Virambha Manek BJP
83 Porbandar Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokhiria BJP
84 Kutiyana Kandhal Sarmanbhai Jadeja NCP
85 Manavadar Chavda Jawaharbhai Pethalajibhai INC
86 Junagadh Mashru Mahendrabhai Liladharbhai BJP
87 Visavadar Ribadiya Harshadkumar Madhavjibhai INC
88 Keshod Arvindbhai Keshavbhai Ladani BJP
89 Mangrol Vaja Babubhai INC
90 Somnath Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad BJP
91 Talala Jashubhai Dhanabhai Barad INC
92 Kodinar Solanki Jethabhai Danabhai BJP
93 Una Vansh Punjabhai Bhimabhai INC
94 Dhari Nalin Kotadiya BJP
95 Amreli Paresh Dhanani INC
96 Lathi Bavkubhai Undhad BJP
97 Savarkundla Vaghasiya Vallabhbhai Vasharambhai BJP
98 Rajula Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai BJP
99 Mahuva Makwana Bhavanaben Raghvbhai BJP
100 Talaja Gohil Shivabhai Jerambhai BJP
101 Gariadhar Keshubhai Hirjibhai Nakran BJP
102 Palitana Rathod Pravinbhai Jinabhai INC
103 Bhavnagar Rural Parshottam Solanki BJP
104 Bhavnagar East Vibhavari Dave BJP
105 Bhavnagar West Jitu Vaghani BJP
106 Gadhada Atmaram Makanbhai Parmar BJP
107 Botad Dr. Thakarshibhai Maniya BJP
108 Khambhat Patel Sanjaykumar Ramanbhai BJP
109 Borsad Parmar Rajendrasinh Dhirsinh INC
110 Anklav Amit Chavda INC
111 Umreth Jayantbhai Ramanbhai Patel NCP
112 Anand Patel Rohitbhai Jashubhai BJP
113 Petlad Niranjan Patel INC
114 Sojitra Parmar Punambhai Madhabhai INC
115 Matar Kesrisinh Jesangbhai Solanki BJP
116 Nadiad Desai Pankaj Vinubhai BJP
117 Mahemdabad Gautambhai Ravjibhai Chauhan INC
118 Mahudha Thakor Natvarsinh Fulsinh INC
119 Thasra Parmar Ramsinh Prabhatsinh INC
120 Kapadvanj Shankersinh Vaghela INC
121 Balasinor Chauhan Mansinh Kohyabhai INC
122 Lunawada Patel Hirabhai INC
123 Santrampur Damor Gendalbhai Motibhai INC
124 Shehra Ahir Jethabhai Ghelabhai BJP
125 Morva Hadaf Nimisha Suthar BJP
126 Godhra C. K. Raul INC
127 Kalol Rathod Arvindsinh Damsinh BJP
128 Halol Parmar Jaydrathsinh Chandrasinh BJP
129 Fatepura Katara Rameshbhai Bhurabhai BJP
130 Jhalod Garasiya Miteshbhai Kalabhai INC
131 Limkheda Bhuriya Vichhiyabhai Jokhnabhai BJP
132 Dahod Panada Vajesingbhai Parsingbhai INC
133 Garbada Bariya Chandrikaben Chhaganbhai INC
134 Devgadh Baria Bachu Khabad BJP
135 Savli Inamdar Ketanbhai Mahendrabhai BJP
136 Vaghodia Shrivastav Madhubhai Babubhai BJP
137 Chhota Udaipur Rathwa Mohansinh Chhotubhai INC
138 Pavi Jetpur Rathava Jayantibhai Savjibhai BJP
139 Sankheda Bhil Dhirubhai Chunilal INC
140 Dabhoi Balkrishna Patel BJP
141 Vadodara City Vakil Manisha Rajivbhai BJP
142 Sayajigunj Sukhadiya Jitendra Ratilal BJP
143 Akota Saurabh Patel BJP
144 Raopura Rajendra Trivedi BJP
145 Manjalpur Yogesh Patel BJP
146 Padra Patel Dineshbhai Balubhai BJP
147 Karjan Satish Patel BJP
148 Nandod Tadvi Shabdasharan Bhailalbhai BJP
149 Dediapada Motilal Vasava BJP
150 Jambusar Chhatrasinhji Pujabhai Mori BJP
151 Vagra Arunsinh Ajitsinh Rana BJP
152 Zaghadia Vasava Chhotubhai Amarsinh JD(U)
153 Bharuch Dushyantbhai Rajnikant Patel BJP
154 Ankleshwar Ishwarsinh Thakorbhai Patel BJP
155 Olpad Patel Mukeshbhai Zinabhai BJP
156 Mangrol, Surat Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava BJP
157 Mandvi Anandbhai Chaudhari INC
158 Kamrej Pansheriya Prafulbhai Chhaganbhai BJP
159 Surat East Gilitwala Ranjitbhai Mangubhai BJP
160 Surat North Choksi Ajaykumar Jashvantlal BJP
161 Varachha Road Kanani Kishorbhai Shivabhai BJP
162 Karanj Kachhadiya Janakbhai Manjibhai BJP
163 Limbayat Patil Sangitaben Rajendrabhai BJP
164 Udhna Narottambhai Patel BJP
165 Majura Sanghvi Harsh Rameshkumar BJP
166 Katargam Vanani Nanubhai Bhagavanbhai BJP
167 Surat West Purnesh Modi BJP
168 Choryasi Patel Rajendrabhai Parabhubhai BJP
169 Bardoli Parmar Ishwarbhai Alias Anilbhai Ramanbhai BJP
170 Mahuva Dhodiya Mohanbhai Dhanjibhai BJP
171 Vyara Punabhai Dhedabhai Gamit INC
172 Nizar Gamit Kantilalbhai Reshmabhai BJP
173 Dang Gavit Mangalbhai Gangajibhai INC
174 Jalalpore R C Patel BJP
175 Navsari Desai Piyushbhai Dinkarbhai BJP
176 Gandevi Mangubhai Chhaganbhai BJP
177 Vansda Chaudhari Chhanabhai Kolubhai INC
178 Dharampur Patel Ishwarbhai Dhedabhai INC
179 Valsad Bharatbhai Kikubhai Patel BJP
180 Pardi Kanubhai Mohanlal Desai BJP
181 Kaprada Chaudhari Jitubhai Harajibhai INC
182 Umbergaon Ramanlal Nanubhai Patkar BJP

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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