Goa Legislative Assembly
8th Legislative Assembly of Goa
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
5 years
FoundedJanuary 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)
Ramesh Tawadkar, BJP
since 29 March 2022
Deputy Speaker
Vacant, BJP
since 9 April 2022
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pramod Sawant, BJP
since 19 March 2019
Leader of the Opposition
Michael Lobo, INC
since 31 March 2022
Goa Legislative Assembly Parties 2022
Political groups
Government (25)
NDA (25)[1]
  •   BJP (20)
  •   MGP (2)
  •   IND (3)

Opposition (12)
UPA (12)

Others (3)

First past the post
Last election
14 February 2022
Next election
Meeting place
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Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India
Goa Legislative Assembly

The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. The Assembly meets at the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. The Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly consists of 40 members. The assembly is 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 Lieutenant General Kunhiraman Palat Candeth as Lieutenant-Governor. On 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lieutenant-Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council 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).[2] Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa.[3][4] In 1987, Goa became an Indian state and the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.

The Assembly meets at the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. The construction of the building began on 22 January 1994, and was completed on 5 March 2000.


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Composition of the Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly by alliance and party, after the election results in 2022

Alliance Party Seats Bench
Party Alliance
NDA Bharatiya Janata Party 20 25 25 Government
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 2
Independents 3
UPA Indian National Congress 11 12 15 Opposition
Goa Forward Party 1
AAP Aam Aadmi Party 2
RGP Revolutionary Goans Party 1
Total 40

Members of Legislative Assembly

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No. Constituency Name Party Alliance Remarks
North Goa District
1 Mandrem Jit Arolkar Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party NDA
2 Pernem Pravin Arlekar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
3 Bicholim Chandrakant Shetye Independent NDA
4 Tivim Nilkanth Halarnkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
5 Mapusa Joshua D'Souza Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
6 Siolim Delilah Lobo Indian National Congress UPA
7 Saligao Kedar Naik Indian National Congress UPA
8 Calangute Michael Lobo Indian National Congress UPA
9 Porvorim Rohan Khaunte Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
10 Aldona Carlos Alvares Ferreira Indian National Congress UPA
11 Panaji Atanasio Monserrate Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
12 Taleigao Jennifer Monserrate Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
13 St. Cruz Rodolfo Louis Fernandes Indian National Congress UPA
14 St. Andre Viresh Borkar Revolutionary Goans Party
15 Cumbarjua Rajesh Faldessai Indian National Congress UPA
16 Maem Premendra Shet Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
17 Sanquelim Pramod Sawant Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
18 Poriem Deviya Rane Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
19 Valpoi Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
20 Priol Govind Gaude Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
21 Ponda Ravi Naik Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
22 Siroda Subhash Shirodkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
23 Marcaim Sudin Dhavalikar Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party NDA
South Goa District
24 Mormugao Sankalp Amonkar Indian National Congress UPA
25 Vasco da Gama Krishna Salkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
26 Dabolim Mauvin Godinho Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
27 Cortalim Antonio Vas Independent NDA
28 Nuvem Aleixo Sequeira Indian National Congress UPA
29 Curtorim Aleixo Lourenco Independent NDA
30 Fatorda Vijai Sardesai Goa Forward Party UPA
31 Margao Digambar Kamat Indian National Congress UPA
32 Benaulim Venzy Viegas Aam Aadmi Party
33 Navelim Ulhas Tuenkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
34 Cuncolim Yuri Alemao Indian National Congress UPA
35 Velim Cruz Silva Aam Aadmi Party
36 Quepem Altone D'Costa Indian National Congress UPA
37 Curchorem Nilesh Cabral Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
38 Sanvordem Ganesh Gaonkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
39 Sanguem Subhash Phal Desai Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
40 Canacona Ramesh Tawadkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA

List of speakers

Assembly Name Party Tenure
Term start Term end
Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar MGP 10 January 1964 11 April 1967
Gopal Apa Kamat MGP 13 April 1967 23 March 1972
Narayan Fugro IND 21 January 1980 22 March 1984
Froilano Machado INC 5 April 1984 20 January 1985
Dayanand Narvekar INC 21 January 1985 16 September 1989
Luis Proto Barbosa INC 22 January 1990 14 April 1990
Surendra Sirsat MGP 26 April 1990 4 April 1991
Sheikh Hassan Haroon INC 26 July 1991 15 January 1995
Tomazinho Cardozo INC 16 January 1995 14 June 1999
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15 June 1999 11 June 2002
Vishwas Satarkar BJP 12 June 2002 28 February 2005
Francisco Sardinha
INC 28 February 2005 8 July 2005
Francisco Sardinha INC 8 July 2005 11 June 2007
5th Pratapsingh Rane INC 15 June 2007 6 March 2012
6th Rajendra Arlekar BJP 16 March 2012 1 October 2015
Anant Shet BJP 12 January 2016 11 March 2017
7th Pramod Sawant BJP 22 March 2017 19 March 2019
Rajesh Patnekar BJP 19 March 2019 10 March 2022
8th Ramesh Tawadkar BJP 29 March 2022


  1. ^ "BJP wins Goa, gets support of MGP and 3 Independents". Hindustan Times. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Infrastructure - Goa Legislative Assembly". Goavidhansabha.gov.in. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Legislators' day sees voices raised against agriculture bill". Goanconnection.com.
  4. ^ "Legislators Day Celebrated". Goainfomedia.com. 9 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2016.