Goa Legislative Assembly
7th Legislative Assembly of Goa
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
Rajesh Patnekar, BJP
since 3 June 2019
Deputy Speaker
Isidore Fernandes, BJP
since 25 July 2019
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pramod Sawant, BJP
since 19 March 2019
Leader of the Opposition
Digambar Kamat, INC
since 18 July 2019
Structure
Seats40
Political groups
Government (27)
NDA (27)
  •   BJP (26)
  •   IND (1)

Opposition (6)
UPA (6)

AITC-MGP (2)

Vacant (5)

  •   Vacant (5)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
4 February 2017
Next election
February 2022
Meeting place
Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India
Website
Goa Legislative Assembly

The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. It consists of 40 members. 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. But 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).[1] Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa.[2][3] When Goa became a state of India in 1987, the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.

Currently, the Assembly meets in its own Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. Construction on the building began on 22 January 1994, and its completion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 5 March 2000.

Present assembly

Party Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party 26
Indian National Congress 3
Goa Forward Party 2
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1
All India Trinamool Congress 1
Independent 2
Vacant 5
Total 40

List of speakers

Name Party affiliation Tenure
Term start Term end
Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar MGP 10-1-1964 11-4-1967
Gopal Apa Kamat MGP 13-4–1967 23-3-1972
Narayan Fugro Independent 21-1-1980 22-3-1984
Froilano Machado INC 5-4-1984 20-1-1985
Dayanand Narvekar INC 21-1-1985 16-9-1989
Luis Proto Barbosa INC 22-1-1990 14-4-1990
Surendra Sirsat MGP 26-4-1990 4-4-1991
Sheikh Hassan Haroon INC 26-7-1991 15-1-1995
Tomazinho Cardozo INC 16-1-1995 14-6-1999
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15-6-1999 11-6-2002
Vishwas Satarkar BJP 12-6-2002 28-2-2005
Francisco Sardinha
(pro-tem)
INC 28-2-2005 8-7-2005
Francisco Sardinha INC 8-7-2005 11-6-2007
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15-6-2007 6-3-2012
Rajendra Arlekar BJP 16-3-2012 01-10-2015
Anant Shet BJP 12-01-2016 11-03-2017
Pramod Sawant BJP 22-03-2017 19-03-2019
Rajesh Patnekar BJP 19-03-2019 Incumbent

Members of Legislative Assembly

No. Constituency Name[4] Party Alliance Remarks
North Goa District
1 Mandrem Dayanand Sopte Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
2 Pernem Manohar Ajgaonkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
3 Bicholim Rajesh Patnekar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
4 Tivim Nilkanth Halarnkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
5 Mapusa Joshua D'Souza Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
6 Siolim Vinoda Paliencar Goa Forward Party UPA
7 Saligao Vacant Resignation by Jayesh Salgaonkar[5]
8 Calangute Michael Lobo Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
9 Porvorim Vacant Resignation by Rohan Khaunte[6]
10 Aldona Glenn Ticlo Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
11 Panaji Atanasio Monserrate Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
12 Taleigao Jennifer Monserrate Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
13 St. Cruz Antonio Fernandes Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
14 St. Andre Francisco Silveira Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
15 Cumbarjua Pandurang Madkaikar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
16 Maem Pravin Zantye Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
17 Sanquelim Pramod Sawant Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
18 Poriem Pratapsingh Rane Indian National Congress UPA
19 Valpoi Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
South Goa District
20 Priol Govind Gaude Independent NDA
21 Ponda Vacant Resignation by Ravi Naik[7]
22 Siroda Subhash Shirodkar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
23 Marcaim Sudin Dhavalikar Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party AITC-MGP
24 Mormugao Milind Naik Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
25 Vasco da Gama Carlos Almeida Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
26 Dabolim Mauvin Godinho Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
27 Cortalim Vacant Resignation by Alina Saldanha[8]
28 Nuvem Wilfred D'sa Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
29 Curtorim Aleixo Lourenco Indian National Congress UPA
30 Fatorda Vijai Sardesai Goa Forward Party UPA
31 Margao Digambar Kamat Indian National Congress UPA
32 Benaulim Churchill Alemao All India Trinamool Congress AITC-MGP Switched from NCP to AITC[9][10]
33 Navelim Vacant Luizinho Faleiro elected to Rajya Sabha[11]
34 Cuncolim Clafasio Dias Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
35 Velim Filipe Nery Rodrigues Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
36 Quepem Chandrakant Kavlekar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
37 Curchorem Nilesh Cabral Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
38 Sanvordem Deepak Pauskar Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
39 Sanguem Prasad Gaonkar Independent UPA
40 Canacona Isidore Fernandes Bharatiya Janata Party NDA

References

  1. ^ "Infrastructure - Goa Legislative Assembly". Goavidhansabha.gov.in.
  2. ^ "Legislators' day sees voices raised against agriculture bill". Goanconnection.com.
  3. ^ "Legislators Day Celebrated". Goainfomedia.com. 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ "SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 2017". Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Goa Forward Party MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar resigns, likely to join BJP today". www.indiatvnews.com. 3 December 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Goa Assembly Polls: Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte Resigns, May Join BJP". News18. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Goa: Former CM and Senior Congress leader Ravi Naik resigns as MLA". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha resigns". Deccan Herald. 16 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Goa: NCP's Churchill Alemao Announces Merger With TMC". Outlook India. 13 December 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Churchill Alemao, sole NCP MLA in Goa, joins Trinamool on Mamata Banerjee's visit to state". The Print. 13 December 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Trinamool Congress nominates ex-Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro to Rajya Sabha". The Indian Express. 13 October 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.