Tripura Legislative Assembly

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Tripura Legislative Assembly
ত্রিপুরা বিধানসভা
General information
Location Ghurkhabasti, Agartala, Tripura
Owner Government of Tripura

The Tripura Legislative Assembly or Tripura Vidhan Sabha (Bengali: ত্রিপুরা বিধানসভা) is the unicameral legislature of the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, with 60 MLAs. The present Assembly is located in Gurkhabasti. Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala served as the previous meeting place. The tenure of the Assembly is five years unless sooner dissolved. The present House is the Tenth Legislative Assembly. Ramendra Chandra Debnath is the current speaker of the House.


A panoramic view of the former (9th) Assembly building located in Ujjayanta palace

On 1 November 1956, Tripura became a Union Territory and an Advisory Committee was formed to advise the Chief Commissioner. On 15 August 1957, a Territorial Council was formed with 30 elected members and two members nominated by the Government of India. On 1 July 1963, the Tripura Territorial Council was dissolved and a Legislative Assembly with the existing members of the Territorial Council was formed. The Parliament was empowered to allow a council of advisers or ministers to function as the executive of that state for the purpose of aiding the Chief Commissioner. The President appointed three Advisors in the State of Tripura with effect from the 14th April, 1953. The Territorial Council Act, 1956 provided for territorial Council of Tripura composed of 32 Members of whom 30 were elected by the people on the basis of adult suffrage and two were nominated by the Central Government. The term of office of a member of a Territorial Council was five years. Under the Territorial Council Act, the Territorial Council should choose two members of the Council to be respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Tripura Territorial Council worked with limited Power from 1957. The first election of Territorial Council was held in 1957 for 5 years.[1]

Previous assemblies[edit]

The assemblies constituted so far are listed below[2]

No. Period
1st Assembly 1.7.63 to 12.01.67
2nd Assembly 1.3.67 to 1.11.71
3rd Assembly 20.3.72 to 5.11.77
4th Assembly 5.1.78 to 7.1.83
5th Assembly 10.1.83 to 5.2.88
6th Assembly 5.2.88 to 28.2.93
7th Assembly 10.4.93 to 10.3.98
8th Assembly 10.3.98 to 28.2.03
9th Assembly 4.3.03 to 3.3.08
10th Assembly 10.03.08 to till date


Persons holding important constitutional positions in the tenth assembly are[3]

Position Name
Governor Devanand Konwar
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar
Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath
Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath
Deputy Speaker Bhanulal Saha

Tenth assembly[edit]

The members of the tenth assembly are[4]


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