Goa Legislative Assembly

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Legislative Assembly of Goa
गोंय विधानसभा
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
5 years
Deputy Speaker
Leader of the House
Leader Of Opposition
Pratapsingh Rane, INC
Since March, 2012
Seats 40
Goa Legislative Assembly 2012 structure.svg
Political groups

     BJP (21)
     Congress (9)
     MGP (3)
     GVP (2)

     Independents (5)
Last election
3 March 2012
Goa Assembly

The Goa Legislative Assembly "गोंय विधानसभा" is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in western 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 Lt. Gen. Candeth. But on 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lt. Governor formed an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The Council first 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).[5] Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa. [6][7]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 the 5 March 2000.

Current Composition[edit]

Position Name
Governor Mridula Sinha
Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar
Home Minister Laxmikant Parsekar
Deputy Chief Minister Francis Dsouza
Speaker Anant Shet
Deputy Speaker Vishnu Wagh

List of Speakers of Goa Legislative Assembly[edit]

Name Party Affiliation Tenure (d-m-y)
Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 10-1-1964 to 11-4-1967
Gopal Apa Kamat Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 13-4–1967 to 23-3-1972
Narayan S. Fugro Independent 21-1-1980 to 22-3-1984
Froilano Machado Indian National Congress 5-4-1984 to 20-1-1985
Dayanand Narvekar Indian National Congress 21-1-1985 to 16-9-1989
Dr. Luis Proto Barbosa Indian National Congress 22-1-1990 to 14-4-1990
Surendra V. Sirsat Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 26-4-1990 to 4-4-1991
Sheikh Hassan Haroon Indian National Congress 26-7-1991 to 15-1-1995
Tomazinho Cardozo Indian National Congress 16-1-1995 to 14-6-1999
Pratapsingh Rane Indian National Congress 15-6-1999 to 11-6-2002
Vishwas Satarkar Bharatiya Janata Party 12-6-2002 to 28-2-2005
Francisco Sardinha Indian National Congress 28-2-2005 to 8-7-2005 (pro-tem)
Francisco Sardinha Indian National Congress 8-7-2005 to 11-6-2007
Pratapsingh Rane Indian National Congress 15-6-2007 to 6-3-2012
Rajendra Arlekar Bharatiya Janata Party 16-3-2012 to 01-10-2015
Anant Shet Bharatiya Janata Party 12-01-2016 onwards

Goa Assembly Name[edit]

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

Political parties[edit]

e • d Summary of the Goa Legislative Assembly election, 2012 result
Party Seats contested Seats won Seat change Vote share
Bhartiya Janata Party 28 21 Increase 5 34.68%
Indian National Congress 34 9 Decrease 7 30.78
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 7 3 Increase 1 5.92%
Goa Vikas Party 9 2 Increase 2
Independents 72 5 Increase 3
Total - 40 -
Source: Election Commission of India


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