Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
|Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh|
|Legislative Assembly Chamber at the Vidhan Sabha Bhavan|
The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha (Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़ विधानसभा) or the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Chhattisgarh state in central India. The seat of the Vidhan Sabha is at Raipur, the capital of the state. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 91 Members of Legislative Assembly, which include 90 members directly elected from single-seat constituencies and one nominated from the Anglo-Indian community. Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.
The state of Chhattisgarh was created by the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000, approved by the President of India on 25 August 2000. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha came into existence with the creation of the state on 1 November 2000. The first session of the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha was held at Jashpur hall of Rajkumar College in Raipur. Later, the Vidhan Sabha was shifted to the newly constructed Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Bhavan at Vidhan Nagar, on Raipur-Baloda Bazar Road.
Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha sits for three sessions viz. Budget, Monsoon, Winter.
List of assemblies
|Assembly||Duration||Winning Party/Coalition||Chief Minister||Opposition leader||Party Positions|
|1st||2000–2003||Indian National Congress||Ajit Jogi||Nand Kumar Sai|
|2nd||2003–2008||Bharatiya Janata Party||Raman Singh||Mahendra Karma|
|3rd||2008–2013||Bharatiya Janata Party||Raman Singh||Ravindra Choubey|
|4th||2013–Present||Bharatiya Janata Party||Raman Singh||TS Singhdev|
Speakers of the Vidhan Sabha
|1st||Rajendra Prasad Shukla||14 December 2000–19 December 2003||Indian National Congress|
|2nd||Prem Prakash Pandey||22 December 2003–5 January 2009||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|3rd||Dharamlal Kaushik||5 January 2009–6 January 2014||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4th||Gaurishankar Agrawal||6 January 2014–Incumbent||Bharatiya Janata Party|
- "Sarguja royal elected leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh". The Statesman. 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014.