Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly

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Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh
4th Assembly
Gaurishankar Agrawal, BJP
Since 6 January 2014
Deputy Speaker
Raman Singh, BJP
Since 7 December 2003
Opposition Leader
T. S. SinghDev, INC
Since 6 January 2014
Seats 90
Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly 2013.svg
Political groups
Last election
Meeting place
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.[1] 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.[1]


Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha sits for three sessions viz. Budget, Monsoon, Winter.[2]

List of assemblies[edit]

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[edit]

The following is the list of the Speakers of the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha:[3]

Assembly Name Term Political Party
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


  1. ^ a b "Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha". Government of India. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Speaker". Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha website. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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