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Maharashtra Legislative Council
महाराष्ट्र विधान परिषद
6th Assembly
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, NCP
Since 8 July 2016 [2]
Deputy Chairman
Manikrao Thakre [1], INC
Since 5 August 2016
Leader of House
Chandrakant Bacchu Patil, BJP
Since 8 July 2016
Leader of Opposition
Dhananjay Munde, NCP
Since 8 July 2016
Structure
Seats

78

Government (27)

  •      BJP(17)
  •      SS(9)
  •      JD(U) (1)

Opposition (49)

MAHARASHTRA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.svg
Meeting place
Maharashtra Legislative Council
Website

http://www.maharashtra.gov.in

http://www.mls.org.in
Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai (summer session)

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, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Osmanabad-cum-Latur-cum-Beed, Parbhani-Hingoli, Pune, Raigad-cum-Ratnagiri-cum-Sindhudurg, Sangli-cum-Satara, Solapur, Thane, 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 leaders[edit]

Current Chairman is Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar and Deputy Chairman is Shri Manikrao Thakre. Leader of the House is Shri Chandrakant Patil and Leader of Opposition is Dhananjay Munde.

Constituencies and members[edit]

See here the List of members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council - ( Past and Present members ).

The following are the constituencies of the Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad:[4]

Elected by Vidhan Sabha Members (31)[edit]

[5]

# Member Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Manikrao Thakare INC July 2012 July 2018
2 Sharad Namdev Ranpise INC 28 July 2012 27 July 2018[6]
3 Jayant Prabhakar Patil PWP 28 July 2012 27 July 2018[6]
4 Jaidev Gaikwad NCP 28 July 2012 27 July 2018[6]
5 Narendra Patil NCP 28 July 2012 27 July 2018
6 Amarsinh Pandit NCP 28 July 2012 27 July 2018
7 Anil Parab Shiv Sena 28 July 2012 27 July 2018[6]
8 Vijay Girkar BJP 28 July 2012 27 July 2018)[6]
9 Chandrakant Batesingh Raghuvanshi INC Apr 2014 Apr 2020
10 Harisingh Rathod INC Apr 2014 Apr 2020
11 Sanjay Dutt INC Jul 2012 Jul 2018
12 Hemant Takle NCP April 2014 April 2020
13 Diwakar Raote Shiv Sena Jul 2016 Jul 2022
14 Vinayak Mete BJP July 2016 July 2022
15 Shivajirao Bapusaheb Deshmukh INC Apr 2014 Apr 2020
16 Neelam Gorhe Shiv Sena Apr 2014 Apr 2020
17 Pandurang Phundkar BJP Apr 2014 Apr 2020
18 Narayan Rane INC July 2016 July 2022
19 Pravin Darekar BJP July 2016 July 2022
20 Ramnivas Satyanarayan Singh BJP July 2016 July 2022
21 Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar NCP July 2016 July 2022
22 Sujitsingh Thakur BJP July 2016 July 2022
23 Dhananjay Munde NCP Jul 2016 jun 2022
24 Sadabhau Khot BJP Jul 2016 Jun 2022
25 Smita Wagh BJP Jan 2015 Apr 2020
26 Anil Sole BJP Apr 2014 Apr 2020
27 Subhash Desai Shiv Sena July 2016 July 2022 [7]
28 Anand Thakur NCP April 2014 April 2020
29 Kiran Pawaskar NCP April 2014 April 2020
30 Mahadev Jankar RSP Jan 2015 Jul 2018
31 Sunil Tatkare NCP Aug 2014 Jul 2018

Local Authorities' constituencies (22)[edit]

# Constituency Member Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Local Authorities (1) Ramdas Kadam Shiv Sena 2016 2022)[8][9]
2 Mumbai Local Authorities (2) Bhai Jagtap INC 2016 2022
3 Dhule-cum-Nandurbar Local Authorities Amrish Patel INC 2016 2022
4 Nagpur Local Authorities Girish Vyas BJP 2016 2022
5 Ahmednagar Local Authorities Arunkaka Jagtap NCP 2016 2022
6 Solapur Local Authorities Prashant Paricharak Independent Jan 2016 Jan 2022 Suspended for 1.5 years on 9th March 2017 [10]
7 Kolhapur Local Authorities Satej Patil INC 2016 2022
8 Akola-cum-Washim-cum-Buldhana Local Authorities Gopikishan Bajoria Shiv Sena 2016 2022[8] [11]
9 Jalgaon Local Authorities Chandulal Patel BJP 2016 2022 [12]
10 Nashik Local Authorities Jaywantrao Jadhav NCP July 2012 July 2018
11 Thane Local Authorities Ravindra Phatak Shiv Sena 8 Jun 2016 7 Jun 2022 [13]
12 Raigad-cum-Ratnagiri-cum-Sindhudurg Local Authorities Anil Tatkare NCP 1 June 2012 31 May,2018
13 Pune Local Authorities Anil Shivajirao Bhosale NCP (2010 - 2022) (re-elected in 2016) 2022
14 Sangli-cum-Satara Local Authorities Mohanrao Kadam INC December 2016 December 2022
15 Osmanabad-cum-Latur-cum-Beed Local Authorities Diliprao Deshmukh INC 2012 2018.[14]
16 Aurangabad-cum-Jalna Local Authorities Subhash Zambad INC Aug 2013 Aug 2019
17 Parbhani-Hingoli Local Authorities Abdullah Latif Khan alais Babajani Durrani NCP 22 June, 2012 21 June, 2018
18 Nanded Local Authorities Amarnath Rajurkar INC (Dec 2010 - Dec 2022) (re-elected in 2016) Dec 2022
19 Amravati Local Authorities Pravin Pote BJP Jun 2012 Jun 2018
20 Yavatmal Local Authorities Tanaji Sawant Shiv Sena Dec 2016 Dec 2022 [15] [16]
21 Wardha-cum-Chandrapur-cum-Gadhchiroli Local Authorities Mitesh Bhangdiya BJP Jun 2012 Jun 2018
22 Bhandara Gondia Local Authorities Parinay Fuke BJP Dec 2016 Dec 2022

Teachers' constituencies (7)[edit]

# Constituency Member Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Teachers Kapil Waman Patil Janata Dal (United) July 2012 July 2018
2 Konkan Division Teachers Balaram Patil Independent 8 Feb 2017 7 Feb 2023 [17]
3 Pune Division Teachers Dattatraya Sawant Independent Jul 2014 Jul 2020
4 Nashik Division Teachers Apurva Prashant Hiray Independent July 2012 July 2018[18]
5 Aurangabad Division Teachers Vikram Kale NCP 8 Feb 2017 7 Feb 2023
6 Amravati Division Teachers Shrikant Deshpande Independent Apr 2014 Apr 2020[19]
7 Nagpur Division Teachers Nago Ganar Independent(supported by BJP) 8 Feb 2017 7 Feb 2023 [20]

Graduates' constituencies (6)[edit]

[23]

# Constituency Member Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Mumbai Graduates Deepak Sawant Shiv Sena July 2012 July 2018
2 Konkan Division Graduates Niranjan Davkhare NCP July 2012 July 2018[18]
3 Pune Division Graduates Chandrakant Bacchu Patil BJP July 2014 July 2020
4 Nashik Division Graduates Dr. Sudhir Tambe INC 8 Feb 2017 7 Feb 2023 [21]
5 Aurangabad Division Graduates Satish Chavan NCP July 2014 July 2020
6 Amravati Division Graduates Dr.Ranjit Patil BJP 8 Feb 2017 7 Feb 2023 [22]

Governor Nominated (12)[edit]

# Member Political Party Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Prakash Suryabhan Gajbhiye NCP June 2014 June 2020
2 Vidya Ajit Chavan NCP June 2014 June 2020
3 Rahul Narvekar NCP June 2014 June 2020
4 Khwaja Baig NCP June 2014 June 2020
5 Ramrao Wadkute NCP June 2014 June 2020
6 Jagannath Shinde NCP June 2014 June 2020
7 Husnbanu Nizammuddin Khalif INC June 2014 June 2020
8 Anant Gadgil INC June 2014 June 2020
9 Janardan Chandurkar INC June 2014 June 2020
10 Anandrao Raghoji Patil INC June 2014 June 2020
11 Ramhari Govindrao Rupanvar INC June 2014 June 2020
12 Jogendra Kawade PRP June 2014 June 2020) [24]

Current Composition of Legislative Council[edit]

Party Seats
Nationalist Congress Party 23
Indian National Congress 18
Bharatiya Janata Party 17
Shivsena 09
Independent 06
Lok Bharati 01
Peasants and Workers Party of India 01
Peoples Republican Party 01
Maharashtra Swabhinan Paksh 01

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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