Andhra Pradesh Legislature

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Andhra Pradesh Legislature
Type
Type
Houses Vidhan Parishad
Vidhan Sabha
Leadership
E. S. L. Narasimhan
Since 27 December 2009
Chairman of Vidhan Parishad
Dr. A. Chakrapani, Nominated
Since 3 April 2007
Deputy Chairman of the Vidhan Parishad
Singa Reddy Venkata Satish Kumar Reddy, TDP
Speaker of Vidhan Sabha
Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha
Leader of the House (Vidhan Parishad)
Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, TDP
Since 8 June 2014
Leader of the House (Vidhan Sabha)
Nara Chandrababu Naidu, TDP
Since 8 June 2014
Structure
Seats 234
58 Members of Vidhan Parishad
176 Members of Vidhan Sabha (1 nominated if no Anglo indian in house. Nominated by governor. Exact 175 members only).
Vidhan Parishad political groups
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly 2014.svg
Vidhan Sabha political groups

Government coalition (106)

  •      TDP (102)
  •      BJP (4)

Opposition parties (69)

     Nominated (1)
Elections
Vidhan Parishad voting system
Single transferable vote
Vidhan Sabha voting system
First past the post
Vidhan Sabha last election
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2014
Meeting place
Interim Legislative Building
Amaravati
Website
www.aplegislature.org

The Andhra Pradesh Legislature is the state legislature of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh legislature has been both unicameral and bicameral in its history.

State legislature[edit]

The Andhra Pradesh Legislature is currently

  1. The lower house is called the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. At present the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh consists of 175 Members.
  2. The Upper House, known as the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, has lesser powers than the Assembly and several of its members are nominated by the Assembly. Others are elected from various sections of the society like Graduates and Teachers. Currently the Legislative Council consists of 58 members.

From 1956 to 1958 the Andhra Pradesh Legislature was unicameral and from 1958 when the Council was formed, it became bicameral and continued till 1 June 1985 when the Legislative Council was abolished and the Andhra Pradesh Legislature once again became unicameral. This continued until March 2007 when the Legislative Council was reestablished and elections were held for its seats as per The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Bill, 2004.[1]

Seat of the assembly[edit]

The assembly currently meets temporary facilities in the Velagapudi neighbourhood of the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati, having relocated there in March 2017.[2] The first session of the legislature at the new capital began on 6 March 2017.[3]

Previously, the assembly met at the State Assembly Building in Hyderabad. This was was built in 1913 and adjoins the picturesque public gardens known as the famous hanging gardens.

Membership[edit]

No Party MLA Seats MLC Seats
1 Telugu Desam Party 102 24
2 YSR Congress Party 67 5
3 Bharatiya Janata Party 4 1
4 Indian National Congress 0 7
5 Communist Party of India 0 1
6 Progressive Democratic Front 0 6
7 PRTU 0 2
8 Navodam Party 1 0
9 Independents 1 4
10 Nominated 1 8
- Total 176 58

Speakers [4][edit]

Andhra state (1953-1956)[edit]

Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014)[edit]

  • Sri Ayyadevara Kaleswara Rao, 04.12.1956 to 26.02.1962, Krishna district
  • Sri B. V. Subba Reddy, 20.03.1962 to 29.09.1971, Kurnool district
  • Sri K.V. Vema Reddy, 25.11.1971 to 19.03.1972, Ananthapur district
  • Sri Pidatala Ranga reddy, 21.03.1972 to 25.09.1974, Prakasam district
  • Sri R Dasaratha Rami Reddy, 28.01.1975 to 14.03.1978, Nellore district
  • Sri Divi Kondaiah Chowdary, 16.03.1978 to 16.10.1980, Prakasam district
  • Sri Kona Prabhakara Rao, 24.02.1980 to 22.09.1981, Guntur district
  • Sri Agarala Eswar Reddy, 07.09.1982 to 16.01.1983, Chittoor district
  • Sri Tangi Satyanarayana, 18.01.1983 to 28.08.1984, Srikakulam district
  • Sri Nissankarrao venkat ratnam, 20.09.1984 to 10.01.1985, Guntur district
  • Sri G Narayana Rao, 12.03.1985 to 27.10.1989, Karimnagar district
  • Sri P Ramachandra Reddy, 04.01.1990 to 22.12.1990, Medak district
  • Sri D.Sripada Rao, 19.08.1991 to 11.01.1995, Karimnagar district
  • Sri Yanamala Rama Krishnudu, 12.01.1995 to 10.10.1999, East Godavari district
  • Smt K. Pratibha Bharati, 11.11.1999 to 30.05.2004, Srikakulam district
  • Sri K R Suresh Reddy, 01.06.2004 to 03.06.2009,Nizamabad district
  • Sri Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, 04.06.2009 to 24.11.2010, Chittoor district
  • Sri Nadendla Manohar, 04.06.2011 to 18.06.2014, Guntur district

Andhra Pradesh (2014-Till date)[edit]

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha)

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad)

  • Sri Dr. A. Chakrapani, 03.04.2007 till date, Kurnool district.

Legislative Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are a total of 175 Assembly Constituencies, across 13 districts, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Constituencies by district in Andhra Pradesh
District Count Constituencies
Anantapur 14 Anantapur Urban, Dharmavaram, Guntakal, Hindupur, Kadiri, Kalyandurg, Madakasira, Penukonda, Puttaparthi, Raptadu, Rayadurg, Singanamala, Tadpatri, Uravakonda
Chittoor 14 Chittoor, Chandragiri, Gangadhara nellore, Kuppam, Madanapalli, Nagari, Palamaneru, Pileru, Punganuru, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti, Thamballapalle, Tirupati, Puthalapattu
East Godavari 19 Amalapuram, Anaparthy, P.Gannavaram, Jaggampeta, Kakinada City, Kakinada Rural, Kothapeta, Mandapeta, Mummidivaram, Peddapuram, Pithapuram, Prathipadu, Rajahmundry City, Rajamundry Rural, Rajanagaram, Ramachandrapuram, Rampachodavaram, Razole, Tuni
Guntur 17 Bapatla, Chilakaluripet, Guntur East, Guntur West, Gurazala, Macherla, Mangalagiri, Narasaraopet, Pedakurapadu, Ponnur, Prathipadu, Repalle, Sattenapalli, Tadikonda, Tenali, Vemuru, Vinukonda
Kadapa 10 Badvel, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa, Kamalapuram, Koduru, Mydukur, Proddatur, Pulivendula, Rajampeta, Rayachoti
Krishna 16 Avanigadda, Gannavaram, Gudivada, Jaggayyapeta, Kaikaluru, Machilipatnam, Mylavaram, Nandigama, Nuziveedu, Pamarru, Pedana, Penamaluru, Tiruvuru, Vijayawada (Central), Vijayawada (East), Vijayawada (West)
Kurnool 14 Adoni, Allagadda, Alur, Banaganapalle, Dhone, Kodumur, Kurnool, Mantralayam, Nandikotkur, Nandyal, Panyam, Pattikonda, Srisailam, Yemmiganur
Nellore 10 Atmakur, Gudur, Kavali, Kovur, Nellore City, Nellore Rural, Sarvepalli, Sullurpeta, Venkatagiri, Udayagiri
Prakasam 12 Addanki, Chirala, Darsi, Giddaluru, Kandukur, Kanigiri, Kondapi, Markapuram, Ongole, Parchuru, Santhanuthalapadu, Yerragondapalem
Srikakulam 10 Amadalavalasa, Etcherla, Ichchapuram, Narasannapeta, Palakonda, Palasa, Pathapatnam, Rajam, Srikakulam, Tekkali
Visakhapatnam 15 Anakapalle, Araku Valley, Bhimli, Chodavaram, Elamanchili, Gajuwaka, Madugula, Narsipatnam, Paderu, Payakaraopeta, Pendurthi, Visakhapatnam East, Visakhapatnam North, Visakhapatnam South, Visakhapatnam West
Vizianagaram 9 Bobbili, Cheepurupalle, Gajapathinagaram, Kurupam, Nellimarla, Parvathipuram, Salur, Srungavarapukota, Vizianagaram
West Godavari 15 Achanta, Bhimavaram, Chintalapudi, Denduluru, Eluru, Gopalapuram, Kovvur, Narasapuram, Nidadavole (Assembly constituency), Palakol, Polavaram, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Undi, Unguturu

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly terms[edit]

Following are the years of constitution and dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[5]

Assembly Constitution Dissolution Comments
1st 1953 1955 1st Andhra Legislative Assembly
2nd 03-Mar-1955 01-Mar-1962
3rd 03-Mar-1962 28-Feb-1967
4th 01-Mar-1967 14-Mar-1972
5th 1972 1978
6th 1978 1983
7th 1983 1984
8th 1985 1989
9th 1989 1994
10th 1994 1999
11th 1999 2003
12th 2004 2009
13th 2009 2014
14th 08-June-2014 Incumbent After Bifurcation of the State

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 4 September 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://telanganatoday.news/andhra-pradesh-assembly-to-commence-from-monday
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh set to hold its first assembly from today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Aeesmbly terms". A.P. Assembly website. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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