Goa Legislative Assembly

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Goa Legislative Assembly
7th Legislative Assembly of Goa
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
5 years
Rajesh Patnekar, BJP
since 3 June 2019
Deputy Speaker
Isidore Fernandes, BJP
since 25 July 2019
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pramod Sawant, BJP
since 19 March 2019
Leader of the Opposition
Digambar Kamat, INC
since 18 July 2019
7th Legislative Assembly of Goa.svg
Political groups
Government (30)

Opposition (10)

First past the post
Last election
4 February 2017
Meeting place
Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India
Goa Legislative Assembly

The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. It consists of 40 members. In charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.

Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lieutenant General Kunhiraman Palat Candeth as Lieutenant-Governor. But on 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lieutenant-Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.

The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace).[2] Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa.[3][4] When Goa became a state of India in 1987, the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.

Presently, the Assembly meets in its own Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. Construction on the building began on 22 January 1994, and its completion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5 March 2000.

Presiding Officers[edit]

Present Assembly[edit]

Party Seats
Bharatiya Janta Party 27
Independents 03
Indian National Congress 05
Goa Forward Party 03
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 01
Nationalist Congress Party 01
Total 40

List of Speakers[edit]

Name Party Affiliation Tenure (d-m-y)
Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar MGP 10-1-1964 to 11-4-1967
Gopal Apa Kamat MGP 13-4–1967 to 23-3-1972
Narayan Fugro Independent 21-1-1980 to 22-3-1984
Froilano Machado INC 5-4-1984 to 20-1-1985
Dayanand Narvekar INC 21-1-1985 to 16-9-1989
Luis Proto Barbosa INC 22-1-1990 to 14-4-1990
Surendra Sirsat MGP 26-4-1990 to 4-4-1991
Sheikh Hassan Haroon INC 26-7-1991 to 15-1-1995
Tomazinho Cardozo INC 16-1-1995 to 14-6-1999
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15-6-1999 to 11-6-2002
Vishwas Satarkar BJP 12-6-2002 to 28-2-2005
Francisco Sardinha INC 28-2-2005 to 8-7-2005 (pro-tem)
Francisco Sardinha INC 8-7-2005 to 11-6-2007
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15-6-2007 to 6-3-2012
Rajendra Arlekar BJP 16-3-2012 to 01-10-2015
Anant Shet BJP 12-01-2016 to 11-03-2017
Pramod Sawant[5] BJP 22-03-2017 to 19-03-2019[6]
Rajesh Patnekar BJP 19-03-2019

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

Panaji Vasco Da Gama Maem Priol Nuvem Velim Tivim Ponda
Poriem Siroda Margao Mapusa Siolim Valpoi Aldona Pernem
Quepem Navelim Fatorda Dabolim Saligao Marcaim Mandrem Sanguem
St. Cruz Mormugao Taleigao Cuncolim Cortalim Benaulim Curtorim Porvorim
Canacona Bicholim Sanquelim Curchorem Sanvordem St. Andre Cumbarjua Calangute


  1. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/independent-mla-rohan-khaunte-withdraws-support-to-goa-government/articleshow/70232432.cms
  2. ^ "Infrastructure - Goa Legislative Assembly". Goavidhansabha.gov.in.
  3. ^ "Legislators' day sees voices raised against agriculture bill". Goanconnection.com.
  4. ^ "LEGISLATORS DAY CELEBRATED". Goainfomedia.com. 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ "BJP's Pramod Sawant elected Goa Speaker". Indianexpress.com. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Pramod Sawant elected Speaker". Heraldgoa.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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