Assam Legislative Assembly

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Assam Legislative Assembly
13th Legislative Assembly of Assam
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Aminul Haque Laskar, BJP
since 2 June 2019
Vacant
since 3 January 2021
Structure
Seats126
India Assam(new) Parliament 2021.svg
Political groups
Government (74)
  •   BJP (60)
  •   AGP (13)
  •   IND (1)

Opposition (44)

Vacant (8)

  •   Vacant (8)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
4 and 11 April 2016
Next election
27 March to 6 April 2021
Meeting place
Assam Legislative Assembly House,
Dispur, Guwahati, Assam, India - 781006.
Website
http://www.assamassembly.nic.in

The Assam Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Assam. It is housed in Dispur, the capital of Assam, geographically situated in present Western Assam region. The Legislative Assembly comprises 126 Members of Legislative Assembly, directly elected from single-seat constituencies. Its term is five years, unless sooner dissolved.

History[edit]

According to provisions of the Government of India Act 1935, a bicameral legislature of Assam province came into existence in 1937. After the Government of India Act 1935 was passed, it paved the way for the formation of Assam Legislative Assembly, and became a bicameral legislature. The strength of the House was 108, where all the members were elected. The Legislative Council (Upper House) was not less than 21 and not more than 22 members.

The first sitting of its lower house, the Assam Legislative Assembly, took place on 7 April 1937 in the Assembly Chamber at Shillong. Shillong was the capital of the composite State of Assam. It had a strength of 108 members.

However, the strength of the Assembly was reduced to 71 after the partition of India. After Indian independence in 1947, the Assam Legislative Council was abolished and the Assam Legislative Assembly became unicameral.

In the years that followed, Assam was truncated to several smaller states. And over the years, with the changing geographical boundaries and increase in population, the strength of members has changed from 108 in 1952–57 to 114 in 1967-72 (the third Assembly) and by 1972-78 (the fifth Assembly) it had a strength of 126 members.[1]

Speakers of the Assembly[edit]

The following is a list of the Speakers of the Assam Legislative Assembly:[2]

Assam Province[edit]

# Name Took office Left office
1 Babu Basanta Kumar Das 7 April 1937 11 March 1946
2 Debeswar Sarmah 12 March 1946 10 October 1947
3 Laksheswar Borooah (INC) 5 November 1947 3 March 1952

Assam State[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Political Party
1 Kuladhar Chaliha 5 March 1952 7 June 1957 Indian National Congress
2 Devakanta Barua 8 June 1957 15 September 1959 Indian National Congress
3 Mahendra Mohan Choudhury 9 December 1959 19 March 1967 Indian National Congress
4 Hareswar Goswami 20 March 1967 10 May 1968 Indian National Congress
5 Mahi Kanta Das 27 August 1968 21 March 1972 Indian National Congress
6 Ramesh Chandra Barooah 22 March 1972 20 March 1978 Indian National Congress
7 Jogendra Nath Hazarika 21 March 1978 4 September 1979 Janata Party
8 Sheikh Chand Mohammad 7 November 1979 7 January 1986 Indian National Congress
9 Pulakesh Barua 9 January 1986 27 July 1991 Asom Gana Parishad
10 Jiba Kanta Gogoi 29 July 1991 9 December 1992 Indian National Congress
11 Debesh Chandra Chakravorty 21 December 1992 11 June 1996 Indian National Congress
12 Ganesh Kutum 12 June 1996 24 May 2001 Asom Gana Parishad
13 Prithibi Majhi 30 May 2001 19 May 2006 Indian National Congress
14 Tanka Bahadur Rai 29 May 2006 19 May 2011 Indian National Congress
15 Pranab Kumar Gogoi[3] 6 June 2011 19 May 2016 Indian National Congress
16 Ranjit Kumar Das 1 June 2016 30 January 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Hitendra Nath Goswami 30 January 2017 Present Bharatiya Janata Party

List of current MLAs[edit]

No. Constituency MLA Party
Karimganj District
1 Ratabari (SC) Bijoy Malakar Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul Bharatiya Janata Party
3 Karimganj North Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha Indian National Congress
4 Karimganj South Aziz Ahmed Khan All India United Democratic Front
5 Badarpur Vacant
Hailakandi District
6 Hailakandi Anwar Hussain Laskar All India United Democratic Front
7 Katlicherra Suzam Uddin Laskar All India United Democratic Front
8 Algapur Nizam Uddin Choudhury All India United Democratic Front
Cachar District
9 Silchar Dilip Kumar Paul Bharatiya Janata Party
10 Sonai Aminul Haque Laskar Bharatiya Janata Party
11 Dholai (SC) Parimal Suklabaidya Bharatiya Janata Party
12 Udharbond Mihir Kanti Shome Bharatiya Janata Party
13 Lakhipur Vacant
14 Barkhola Kishor Nath Bharatiya Janata Party
15 Katigorah Amar Chand Jain Bharatiya Janata Party
Dima Hasao District
16 Haflong (ST) Bir Bhadra Hagjer Bharatiya Janata Party
Karbi Anglong District
17 Bokajan (ST) Numal Momin Bharatiya Janata Party
18 Howraghat (ST) Joyram Engleng Bharatiya Janata Party
19 Diphu (ST) Sum Ronghang Bharatiya Janata Party
West Karbi Anglong District
20 Baithalangso (ST) Mansing Rongpi Bharatiya Janata Party
South Salmara District
21 Mankachar Dr. Motiur Rohman Mondal Indian National Congress
22 Salmara South Wazed Ali Choudhury Indian National Congress
Dhubri District
23 Dhubri Najrul Hoque All India United Democratic Front
24 Gauripur Nijanur Rahman All India United Democratic Front
25 Golakganj Ashwini Roy Sarkar Bharatiya Janata Party
26 Bilasipara West Hafiz Bashir Ahmed All India United Democratic Front
27 Bilasipara East Ashok Kumar Singhi Bharatiya Janata Party
Kokrajhar District
28 Gossaigaon Majendra Narzary Bodoland People's Front
29 Kokrajhar West (ST) Rabiram Narzary Bodoland People's Front
30 Kokrajhar East (ST) Pramila Rani Brahma Bodoland People's Front
Chirang District
31 Sidli (ST) Chandan Brahma Bodoland People's Front
Bongaigaon District
32 Bongaigaon Phani Bhusan Choudhury Asom Gana Parishad
Chirang District
33 Bijni Kamal Singh Narzary Bodoland People's Front
Bongaigaon District
34 Abhayapuri North Abdul Hai Nagori Indian National Congress
35 Abhayapuri South (SC) Ananta Kumar Malo All India United Democratic Front
Goalpara District
36 Dudhnai (ST) Dipak Rabha Bharatiya Janata Party
37 Goalpara East Abdul Kalam Rasheed Alam Indian National Congress
38 Goalpara West Abdur Rasheed Mandal Indian National Congress
39 Jaleswar Sahab Uddin Ahmed All India United Democratic Front
Barpeta District
40 Sorbhog Ranjit Kumar Das Bharatiya Janata Party
Bajali District
41 Bhabanipur Abul Kalam Azad All India United Democratic Front
42 Patacharkuchi Vacant
Barpeta District
43 Barpeta Gunindra Nath Das Asom Gana Parishad
44 Jania Rafiqul Islam All India United Democratic Front
45 Baghbor Sherman Ali Ahmed Indian National Congress
46 Sarukhetri Jakir Hussain Sikdar Indian National Congress
47 Chenga Sukur Ali Ahmed Indian National Congress
Kamrup District
48 Boko (SC) Nandita Das Indian National Congress
49 Chaygaon Rekibuddin Ahmed Indian National Congress
50 Palasbari Pranab Kalita Bharatiya Janata Party
Kamrup Metropolitan District
51 Jalukbari Himanta Biswa Sarma Bharatiya Janata Party
52 Dispur Atul Bora Bharatiya Janata Party
53 Gauhati East Siddhartha Bhattacharya Bharatiya Janata Party
54 Gauhati West Ramendra Narayan Kalita Asom Gana Parishad
Kamrup District
55 Hajo Suman Haripriya Bharatiya Janata Party
56 Kamalpur Satyabrat Kalita Asom Gana Parishad
57 Rangia Bhabesh Kalita Bharatiya Janata Party
Baksa District
58 Tamulpur Vacant
Nalbari District
59 Nalbari Ashok Sarma Bharatiya Janata Party
60 Barkhetry Narayan Deka Bharatiya Janata Party
61 Dharmapur Chandra Mohan Patowary Bharatiya Janata Party
Baksa District
62 Barama (ST) Maneswar Brahma Bodoland People's Front
63 Chapaguri (ST) Thaneswar Basumatary Bodoland People's Front
Udalguri District
64 Panery Kamali Basumatari Bodoland People's Front
Darrang District
65 Kalaigaon Maheswar Baro Bodoland People's Front
66 Sipajhar Binanda Kumar Saikia Bharatiya Janata Party
67 Mangaldoi (SC) Gurujyoti Das Bharatiya Janata Party
68 Dalgaon Ilias Ali Indian National Congress
Udalguri District
69 Udalguri (ST) Rihon Daimary Bodoland People's Front
70 Majbat Charan Boro Bodoland People's Front
Sonitpur District
71 Dhekiajuli Ashok Singhal Bharatiya Janata Party
72 Barchalla Ganesh Kumar Limbu Bharatiya Janata Party
73 Tezpur Brindaban Goswami Asom Gana Parishad
74 Rangapara Vacant
75 Sootea Padma Hazarika Bharatiya Janata Party
Biswanath District
76 Biswanath Promod Borthakur Bharatiya Janata Party
77 Behali Ranjit Dutta Bharatiya Janata Party
Sonitpur District
78 Gohpur Utpal Borah Bharatiya Janata Party
Morigaon District
79 Jagiroad (SC) Pijush Hazarika Bharatiya Janata Party
80 Marigaon Rama Kanta Dewri Bharatiya Janata Party
81 Laharighat Nazrul Islam Indian National Congress
Nagaon District
82 Raha (SC) Dimbeswar Das Bharatiya Janata Party
83 Dhing Aminul Islam All India United Democratic Front
84 Batadroba Angoorlata Deka Bharatiya Janata Party
85 Rupohihat Nurul Huda Indian National Congress
86 Nowgong Rupak Sarmah Bharatiya Janata Party
87 Barhampur Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Asom Gana Parishad
88 Samaguri Rakibul Hussain Indian National Congress
89 Kaliabor Keshab Mahanta Asom Gana Parishad
Hojai District
90 Jamunamukh Abdur Rahim Ajmal All India United Democratic Front
91 Hojai Shiladitya Dev Bharatiya Janata Party
92 Lumding Sibu Misra Bharatiya Janata Party
Golaghat District
93 Bokakhat Atul Bora Asom Gana Parishad
94 Sarupathar Roselina Tirkey Indian National Congress
95 Golaghat Vacant
96 Khumtai Mrinal Saikia Bharatiya Janata Party
97 Dergaon (SC) Bhabendra Nath Bharali Asom Gana Parishad
Jorhat District
98 Jorhat Hitendra Nath Goswami Bharatiya Janata Party
Majuli District
99 Majuli (ST) Sarbananda Sonowal Bharatiya Janata Party
Jorhat District
100 Titabar Vacant
101 Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi Indian National Congress
102 Teok Renupoma Rajkhowa Asom Gana Parishad
Sibsagar District
103 Amguri Prodip Hazarika Asom Gana Parishad
104 Nazira Debabrata Saikia Indian National Congress
Charaideo District
105 Mahmara Jogen Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
106 Sonari Nabanita Handique Bharatiya Janata Party
Sibsagar District
107 Thowra Kushal Dowari Bharatiya Janata Party
108 Sibsagar Vacant
Lakhimpur District
109 Bihpuria Debananda Hazarika Bharatiya Janata Party
110 Naoboicha Mamun Imdadul Haque Chawdhury All India United Democratic Front
111 Lakhimpur Utpal Dutta Asom Gana Parishad
112 Dhakuakhana (ST) Naba Kumar Doley Bharatiya Janata Party
Dhemaji District
113 Dhemaji (ST) Ranoj Pegu Bharatiya Janata Party
114 Jonai (ST) Bhubon Pegu Independent
Dibrugarh District
115 Moran Chakradhar Gogoi Bharatiya Janata Party
116 Dibrugarh Prasanta Phukan Bharatiya Janata Party
117 Lahowal Rituparna Baruah Bharatiya Janata Party
118 Duliajan Terash Gowalla Bharatiya Janata Party
119 Tingkhong Bimal Bora Bharatiya Janata Party
120 Naharkatia Naren Sonowal Asom Gana Parishad
121 Chabua Binod Hazarika Bharatiya Janata Party
Tinsukia District
122 Tinsukia Sanjoy Kishan Bharatiya Janata Party
123 Digboi Suren Phukan Bharatiya Janata Party
124 Margherita Bhaskar Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party
125 Doomdooma Durga Bhumij Indian National Congress
126 Sadiya Bolin Chetia Bharatiya Janata Party

Current government[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assam Legislative Assembly - History". Assamassembly.gov.in. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "List of Speakers since 1937". Assamassembly.gov.in. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Members of 13th Assembly sworn in - Pranab Gogoi elected Assam Speaker". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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