Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
|Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha
* राजस्थान विधान सभ *
|Speaker of the Assembly||Deependra Singh Shekhawat, Indian National Congress
|Chief Minister||Ashok Gehlot, Indian National Congress
|Leader of the Opposition||Gulab Chand Kataria, Bharatiya Janata Party
Since February 2013
|Vidhana Bhavan in Jaipur|
The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (Rajasthani: राजस्थान विधान सभा) or the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated in Jaipur — the capital of the state. Members of the Legislative assembly are directly elected by the people. Presently, the legislative assembly consists of 200 M.L.A.. Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.
The First Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1952–57) was inaugurated on 31 March 1952. It had a strength of 160 members. The strength was increased to 190 after the merger of the erstwhile Ajmer State with Rajasthan in 1956. The Second (1957–62) and Third (1962–67) Legislative Assemblies had a strength of 176. The Fourth (1967–72) and Fifth (1972–77) Legislative Assembly comprised 184 members each. The strength became 200 from the Sixth (1977–1980) Legislative Assembly onwards. The current (Thirteenth) Legislative Assembly began on 1 January 2009.
|1||Indian National Congress||47||+ 40|
|2||Bharatiya Janata Party||127||- 42|
|4||Bahujan Samaj Party||6||+ 4|
|5||Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||+ 2|
|6||Loktantrik Samajwadi Party||1||+ 1|
|7||Janata Dal (United)||1||- 1|
- "Rajasthan Legislative Assembly - House Tenure". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
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