Maharashtra Legislative Council

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Maharashtra Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Chairman
Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, NCP
since 8 July 2016[2]
Deputy Chairman
Neelam Gorhe[1], Shiv Sena
since 24 June 2019
Leader of the House
Subhash Desai, Shiv Sena
since 16 December 2019
Leader of the Opposition
Pravin Darekar, BJP
since 16 December 2019
Structure
Seats78 (66 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Maharashtra Legislative Council, Nov 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (43)

MVA-UPA (39)

  •      NCP (14)
  •      INC (13)
  •      SS (12)

Support (4)

UPA (4)

  •      PWP (1)
  •      PRP (1)
  •      Lok Bharati (1)
  •      IND (1)

Opposition (28)

NDA (28)

  •      BJP (22)
  •      RSP (1)
  •      IND (5)

Vacant (7)

  •      Vacant (7)
Meeting place
Vidhan bhavan mumbai2.JPG
Vidhan Bhavan, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Mumbai, India
Website
http://www.maharashtra.gov.in
http://www.mls.org.in

The Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad or Maharashtra Legislative Council is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Maharashtra state in western India.

Location[edit]

The seat of the Vidhan Parishad is situated at the Nariman Point area of South Mumbai in the capital Mumbai. The budget session and the monsoon session are convened in Mumbai whereas the winter session is convened in the auxiliary capital Nagpur.

Composition of Legislative Council[edit]

Legislative Council shall consist of not less than 40 members or maximum one-third of the total number of members in the legislative assembly, chosen in the manner provided in this section.

  1. 30 members shall be elected by the members of the Legislative Assembly
  2. 7 members are elected from amongst graduates from seven divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Amravati Division, Nashik Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division and Pune Division)
  3. 7 members are elected from amongst teachers from seven divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Amravati Division, Nashik Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division and Pune Division)
  4. 22 members are elected from amongst the local bodies of Maharashtra from 21 divisions of Maharashtra ( Mumbai (2 seats) and one seat each from Ahmednagar, Akola-cum-Washim-cum-Buldhana, Amravati, Aurangabad-cum-Jalna, Bhandara- Gondiya, Dhule-cum-Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Osmanabad-cum-Latur-cum-Beed, Parbhani-Hingoli, Pune, Raigad-cum-Ratnagiri-cum-Sindhudurg, Sangli-cum-Satara, Solapur, Thane-cum-Palghar, Wardha-cum-Chandrapur-cum-Gadhchiroli and Yavatmal)
  5. 12 members having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters such as literature, science, art, co-operative movement and social serviceshall be nominated by the Governor

It is a continuous House and not subject to dissolution. However, one-third of its members retire every second year and are replaced by new members. As such a member enjoys a tenure of six years. The members of the Vidhan Parishad elect its chairman and deputy chairman.

Current Composition of Legislative Council[edit]

Party Members
Bharatiya Janata Party 22
Nationalist Congress Party 14
Indian National Congress 13
Shiv Sena 12
Independents 06
Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 01
Peasants and Workers Party 01
Peoples Republican Party 01
Lok Bharati 01
Vacant 07
Total 78

Constituencies and Members[edit]

See here, List of members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

Keys:   BJP (22)   NCP (14)   INC (13)   SHS (12)   Independent (6)   RSP (1)   PWP (1)   PRP (1)   Lok Bharati (1)   Vacant (7)

Elected by Vidhan Sabha Members (30)[edit]

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Anil Parab Shiv Sena 2018 July 2024 July
2 Manisha Kayande Shiv Sena 2018 July 2024 July
3 Babajani Durani Nationalist Congress Party 2018 July 2024 July
4 Sharad Ranpise Indian National Congress 2018 July 2024 July
5 Dr. Vajahat Mirza Indian National Congress 2018 July 2024 July
6 Jayant Patil Peasants and Workers Party of India 2018 July 2024 July
7 Nilay Naik Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 July 2024 July
8 Ram Patil Ratolikar Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 July 2024 July
9 Ramesh Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 July 2024 July
10 Vijay Girkar Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 July 2024 July
11 Mahadev Jankar Rashtriya Samaj Paksha 2018 July 2024 July
12 Subhash Desai Shiv Sena 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
13 Diwakar Raote Shiv Sena 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
14 Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar Nationalist Congress Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
15 Vinayak Mete Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
16 Prasad Lad Bharatiya Janata Party 2017 Dec 2022 Jul
17 Pravin Darekar Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
18 Ramnivas Satyanarayan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
19 Sujitsingh Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
20 Sadabhau Khot Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 Jul 2022 Jul
21 Vacant 2022 Jul
22 Neelam Gorhe Shiv Sena 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
23 Anand Thakur Nationalist Congress Party 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
24 Kiran Pawaskar Nationalist Congress Party 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
25 Hemant Takle Nationalist Congress Party 2014 Apr 2020 Apr
26 Prithviraj Deshmukh Bharatiya Janata Party 2019 June 2020 Apr
27 Arun Adsad[3] Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 Oct 2020 Apr
28 Smita Wagh Bharatiya Janata Party 2015 Jan 2020 Apr
29 Vacant 2020 Apr
30 Vacant 2020 Apr

Local Authorities' constituencies (22)[edit]

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai (1) Ramdas Kadam Shiv Sena 2016 2022[4][5]
2 Mumbai (2) Bhai Jagtap Indian National Congress 2016 2022
3 Dhule-Nandurbar Vacant 2022
4 Nagpur Girish Vyas Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 2022
5 Ahmednagar Arunkaka Jagtap Nationalist Congress Party 2016 2022
6 Solapur Prashant Paricharak Independent
(supported by BJP)
2016 Jan 2022 Jan
7 Kolhapur Satej Patil Indian National Congress 2016 2022
8 Akola-Washim-Buldhana Gopikishan Bajoria Shiv Sena 2016 2022 [4] [6]
9 Jalgaon Chandulal Patel Bharatiya Janata Party 2016 2022 [7]
10 Nashik Narendra Darade Shiv Sena 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
11 Thane-Palghar Ravindra Phatak Shiv Sena 2016 June 8 2022 June 7 [8]
12 Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Aniket Tatkare Nationalist Congress Party 2018 June 01 2024 May 31
13 Pune Anil Shivajirao Bhosale Nationalist Congress Party 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
14 Sangli-Satara Mohanrao Kadam Indian National Congress 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
15 Osmanabad-Latur-Beed Suresh Dhas Bhartiya Janta Party 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
16 Aurangabad-Jalna Ambadas Danve Shiv Sena 2019 Aug 2025 Aug
17 Parbhani-Hingoli Viplove Bajoria Shiv Sena 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
18 Nanded Amarnath Rajurkar Indian National Congress 2016 Dec 2022 Dec
19 Amravati Pravin Pote Bharatiya Janta Party 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
20 Yavatmal Vacant 2022 Dec
21 Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadhchiroli Ramdas Ambatkar Bharatiya Janta Party 2018 June 22 2024 June 21
22 Bhandara-Gondia Parinay Fuke Bharatiya Janta Party 2016 Dec 2022 Dec

Teachers' constituencies (7)[edit]

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Kapil Waman Patil Lok Bharati 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
2 Konkan Balaram Patil Independent 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7 [9]
3 Pune Dattatraya Sawant Independent 2014 July 2020 July
4 Nashik Kishor Darade Independent
(supported by Shiv Sena)
2018 July 8 2024 July 7
5 Aurangabad Vikram Kale Nationalist Congress Party 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7
6 Amravati Shrikant Deshpande Independent 2014 Apr 2020 Apr [10]
7 Nagpur Nago Ganar Independent
(supported by BJP)
2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7

Graduates' constituencies (7)[edit]

# Constituency Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Vilas Potnis Shiv Sena 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
2 Konkan Niranjan Davkhare| Bharatiya Janata Party 2018 July 8 2024 July 7
3 Pune Chandrakant Bacchu Patil| Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 July 2020 July
4 Nashik Dr. Sudhir Tambe Indian National Congress 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7 [9]
5 Aurangabad Satish Chavan Nationalist Congress Party 2014 July 2020 July
6 Amravati Dr. Ranjit Patil Bharatiya Janata Party 2017 Feb 8 2023 Feb 7
7 Nagpur Anil Sole Bharatiya Janata Party 2014 July 2020 July

Governor Nominated (12)[edit]

# Member Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Husnbanu Nizammuddin Khalif Indian National Congress 2014 June 2020 June
2 Anant Gadgil Indian National Congress 2014 June 2020 June
3 Janardan Chandurkar Indian National Congress 2014 June 2020 June
4 Anandrao Raghoji Patil Indian National Congress 2014 June 2020 June
5 Ramhari Govindrao Rupanvar Indian National Congress 2014 June 2020 June
6 Prakash Suryabhan Gajbhiye Nationalist Congress Party 2014 June 2020 June
7 Vidya Ajit Chavan Nationalist Congress Party 2014 June 2020 June
8 Khwaja Baig Nationalist Congress Party 2014 June 2020 June
9 Jagannath Shinde Nationalist Congress Party 2014 June 2020 June
10 Jogendra Kawade Peoples Republican Party 2014 June 2020 June[11]
11 Vacant 2014 June 2020 June
12 Vacant 2014 June 2020 June

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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