Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

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Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha
महाराष्ट्र विधानसभा
13th Assembly
Speaker of the Assembly
Deputy Speaker of the Assembly
Since 2014
Leader of the House
Opposition Leader
Seats 288
Maharashtra legislative assembly
Political groups

BJP (122)
SS (63)
INC (42)
NCP (41)
PWP (3)
BVA (3)
MNS (1)
RSP (1)
CPI(M) (1)
BBM (1)
SP (1)

Independent (7)
Last election
October 15, 2014
Meeting place
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Vidhana Bhavan in Mumbai (summer session)
Vidhan Bhavan in Nagpur, the seat of the winter session

The Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha or the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated in the Nariman Point area of South Mumbai in the capital Mumbai. Presently, 288 members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected from the single-seat constituencies and one member is nominated. The members of the upper house, the Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad (the legislative council) are indirectly elected through an electoral college.

For the 13th Legislative Assembly, elections for which were held in 2014, 165 of the 288 elected members of the assembly face serious criminal charges including murder, attempt to murder, bringing communal disharmony, kidnapping and crime against women.[1]

List of Assemblies[edit]

The following is the list of all the Maharashtra Legislative Assemblies:[2]

Assembly Election Year Speaker Chief Minister Seats
1st Assembly 1960 Sayaji Silam [[Yashwantrao Chavhan
]](Congress) || Indian National Congress: had won 1957 poll
2nd Assembly 1962 Trambak Bharade Marotrao Kannamwar
P. K. Sawant (Caretaker)
Vasantrao Naik (Congress)
Congress: 215/264; PWP (शे का प): 15
3rd Assembly 1967 Trambak Bharade Vasantrao Naik (Congress) Congress: 203/270
4th Italic textPresident's Rule Janata Party: 99/288; INC: 69; Cong (Indira): 62
- Post-poll Cong + Cong (I) Front
6th Assembly 1980 Sharad Dighe Abdul Rehman Antulay (Congress)
Babasaheb Bhosale (Congress)
Vasantdada Patil (Congress)
Congress: 186/288;
Sharad Congress: 47;
Janata:17; BJP:14
7th Assembly 1985 Shankarrao Jagtap Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar (INC)
Shankarrao Chavan (INC)
Sharad Pawar (INC)
Congress: 161;
Sharad Congress: 54;
Janata:20; BJP:16
8th Assembly 1990 Madhukarrao Chaudhari Sharad Pawar (INC)
Sudhakarrao Naik (INC)
Sharad Pawar (INC)
Congress: 141/288
Shiva Sena + BJP = 52+42
9th Assembly 1995 Dattaji Nalawade Manohar Joshi
Narayan Rane (Shiv Sena)
Shiv Sena: 73 + BJP: 65;
INC: 80/288
10th Assembly 1999 Arunlal Gujarathi Vilasrao Deshmukh
Sushilkumar Shinde (INC)
Congress: 75
Pawar's NCP: 58
- Post-poll Cong-NCP Front
Sena + BJP: 69+56
11th Assembly 2004 Babasaheb Kupekar Vilasrao Deshmukh
Ashok Chavan (INC)
Congress + NCP: 69+71
Sena+BJP = 62+54
12th Assembly 2009 Dilip Walse-Patil Ashok Chavan
Prithviraj Chavan (INC)
Congress + NCP: 82+62
Sena+BJP = 45+46
RPI (Athavale): 14
MNS (Raj Thackeray): 13
13th Assembly 2014 Haribhau Bagade Devendra Fadnavis (BJP) BJP+Allies:122+1
Shiv Sena:63


Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative assembly were held in the following years and corresponding Maharashtra Assembly are constituted:[3]

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