Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

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Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
13th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
5 years
Deputy Speaker
Leader of the House
Leader of the Opposition
Seats289 (288 Elected + 1 Nominated)
Political groups
Government (210)
  •      BJP (135)
  •      SS (75)

Opposition (70)

  •      INC (34)
  •      NCP (31)
  •      PWPI (3)
  •      BVA (2)


Vacant (1)

First past the post
Last election
15 October 2014
Next election
October 2019
Meeting place
Vidhan Bhavan aerial view.jpg
Vidhan Bhavan, Mumbai
Vidhan Bhavan (State Legislative Assembly) Nagpur - panoramio.jpg
Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur (Winter session)

The Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha or the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the 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.

List of Assemblies[edit]

The following is the list of all the Maharashtra Legislative Assemblies:[1]

Assembly Election Year Speaker Chief Minister Seats
1st Assembly 1960 Sayaji Silam Yashwantrao Chavan (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 Assembly 1972 S. K. Wankhede
Balasaheb Desai
Vasantrao Naik (Congress)
Shankarrao Chavan (Congress)
Vasantdada Patil (Congress)
Congress: 222; PWP: 7
5th Assembly 1978 Shivraj Patil
Pranlal Vora
Vasantdada Patil (INC)
Sharad Pawar (Rebel Congress)
President'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


The budget session and the monsoon session are convened in Mumbai whereas the winter session is convened in the auxiliary capital Nagpur. In 1975 because elections were in winter season, the monsoon (second) session was convened in Nagpur and winter (third) session was convened in Mumbai.


Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative assembly were held in the following years and corresponding Maharashtra Assembly are constituted:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai" (PDF). Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  2. ^

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