Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh
13th Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
History
Preceded by12th Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Speaker
Vipin Singh Parmar, BJP
since 26 February 2020
Deputy Speaker
Hans Raj, BJP
since 11 January 2018
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Leader of the Opposition
Structure
Seats68
June Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.svg
Political groups
Government (47)
  •   BJP (47)

Opposition (20)

Others (1)

Elections
First past the post
Last election
9 November 2017
Next election
November 2022
Meeting place
Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Website
Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly or the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.[1] The present strength of the Vidhan Sabha is 68 members. The term of 13th Assembly will expire in December 2022. 2022 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election will be conducted to form the next Himachal Pradesh Assembly.

In August 2022, Congress MLAs Pawan Kumar Kajal and Lakhvinder Singh Rana joined BJP.[2] Kajal was the head of Congress Working committee.[3] The defection of the two senior Congress officials was deemed to be a major blow to the party just a few months prior to the Assembly election.[4]

Office bearers

Office Holder
Constitutional Posts
Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar
Deputy speaker Hans Raj
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Jairam Thakur
Political posts
Leader of Ruling party Jairam Thakur
Leader of Opposition
(Leader of Opposition legislature party)
Mukesh Agnihotri

Members of the Assembly

No. Constituency Member Party Remarks Reference
Chamba district
1 Churah (SC) Hans Raj Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Speaker (11.01.2018–current) [5]
2 Bharmour (ST) Jia Lal Bharatiya Janata Party [6]
3 Chamba Pawan Nayyar Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
4 Dalhousie Asha Kumari Indian National Congress Chairman, Public Accounts Committee [8]
5 Bhattiyat Bikram Singh Jaryal Bharatiya Janata Party Chairman, Rural Planning Committee [9]
Kangra district
6 Nurpur Rakesh Pathania Bharatiya Janata Party Forest Minister [10]
7 Indora (SC) Reeta Devi Bhartiya Janata Party [11]
8 Fatehpur Sujan Singh Pathania Indian National Congress Member until February 2021 [12][13]
Bhawani Singh Pathania Member from 30.10.2021 [14][15]
9 Jawali Arjun Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
10 Dehra Hoshyar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Defected From Independent To BJP[16]
11 Jaswan-Pragpur Bikram Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Industries Minister
12 Jawalamukhi Ramesh Chand Dhawala Bhartiya Janata Party Chairman, Estimates Committee
13 Jaisinghpur (SC) Ravinder Kumar Bhartiya Janata Party
14 Sullah Vipin Singh Parmar Bhartiya Janata Party Speaker
15 Nagrota Arun Kumar Bharatiya Janata Party
16 Kangra Pawan Kumar Kajal Indian National Congress Defected From INC To BJP in August 2022[17] [18]
Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Shahpur Sarveen Choudhary Bhartiya Janata Party Social Justice & Empowerment Minister
18 Dharamshala Kishan Kapoor Bhartiya Janata Party Member Until May 2019
Vishal Nehria
19 Palampur Ashish Butail Indian National Congress
20 Baijnath (SC) Mulkh Raj Premi Bharatiya Janata Party
Lahaul and Spiti district
21 Lahaul and Spiti (ST) Ram Lal Markanda Bharatiya Janata Party Technical Education Minister
Kullu district
22 Manali Govind Singh Thakur Bhartiya Janata Party Education Minister
23 Kullu Sunder Singh Thakur Indian National Congress
24 Banjar Surender Shourie Bhartiya Janata Party
25 Anni (SC) Kishori Lal Bhartiya Janata Party
Mandi district
26 Karsog (SC) Hira Lal Bhartiya Janata Party
27 Sundernagar Rakesh Jamwal Bhartiya Janata Party
28 Nachan (SC) Vinod Kumar Bharatiya Janata Party
29 Seraj Jai Ram Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister
30 Darang Jawahar Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party
31 Jogindernagar Prakash Rana Bharatiya Janata Party Defected From Independent To BJP[16]
32 Dharampur Mahender Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Jal Shakti Minister
33 Mandi Anil Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party MPP and Power Minister (27.12.2017–13.04.2019) [19]
34 Balh (SC) Inder Singh Bharatiya Janata Party [20]
35 Sarkaghat Inder Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Chairman, Subordinate Legislation Committee [21]
Hamirpur district
36 Bhoranj (SC) Kamlesh Kumari Bharatiya Janata Party
37 Sujanpur Rajinder Rana Indian National Congress
38 Hamirpur Narinder Thakur Bhartiya Janata Party
39 Barsar Inder Dutt Lakhanpal Indian National Congress
40 Nadaun Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Indian National Congress
Una district
41 Chintpurni (SC) Balbir Singh Bhartiya Janata Party Chairman, Human Development Committee
42 Gagret Rajesh Thakur Bhartiya Janata Party
43 Haroli Mukesh Agnihotri Indian National Congress Leader Of Opposition
44 Una Satpal Raizada Indian National Congress
45 Kutlehar Virender Kanwar Bhartiya Janata Party Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister
Bilaspur district
46 Jhanduta (SC) Jeet Ram Katwal Bharatiya Janata Party
47 Ghumarwin Rajinder Garg Bhartiya Janata Party Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister
48 Bilaspur Subhash Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party
49 Sri Naina Deviji Ram Lal Thakur Indian National Congress
Solan district
50 Arki Virbhadra Singh Indian National Congress Member until July 2021 [22][23]
Sanjay Awasthy
51 Nalagarh Lakhwinder Singh Rana Indian National Congress Defected From INC To BJP In August 2022[17]
Bharatiya Janata Party
52 Doon Paramjeet Singh Pammi Bhartiya Janata Party
53 Solan (SC) Dhani Ram Shandil Indian National Congress
54 Kasauli (SC) Dr. Rajiv Saizal Bhartiya Janata Party Health and Family Welfare Minister
Sirmaur district
55 Pachhad (SC) Suresh Kumar Kashyap Bhartiya Janata Party Member until May 2019
Reena Kashyap
56 Nahan Dr. Rajeev Bindal Bhartiya Janata Party
57 Sri Renukaji (SC) Vinay Kumar Indian National Congress
58 Paonta Sahib Sukh Ram Chaudhary Bhartiya Janata Party MPP and Power Minister
59 Shillai Harshwardhan Chauhan Indian National Congress
Shimla district
60 Chopal Balbir Singh Verma Bhartiya Janata Party
61 Theog Rakesh Singha Communist Party of India (Marxist) [24]
62 Kasumpati Anirudh Singh Indian National Congress
63 Shimla Suresh Bhardwaj Bhartiya Janata Party Urban Development Minister
64 Shimla Rural Vikramaditya Singh Indian National Congress
65 Jubbal-Kotkhai Narinder Bragta Bhartiya Janata Party Member until June 2021 [25][26]
Rohit Thakur Indian National Congress Member from 30.10.2021 [27][28]
66 Rampur (SC) Nand Lal Indian National Congress
67 Rohru (SC) Mohan Lal Brakta Indian National Congress
Kinnaur district
68 Kinnaur (ST) Jagat Singh Negi Indian National Congress

Indicates sitting member who died in office.


History

Himachal Pradesh was the first state in India to launch paperless legislative assembly .[29][30]

List of assemblies

Election Year Assembly Ruling Party Chief Minister
1952-1957 Legislative Assembly of Part-C State of Himachal Pradesh Indian National Congress Yashwant Singh Parmar
1957-1962 Territorial Council Indian National Congress Thakur Karam Singh
1962–1967 First Assembly Indian National Congress Yashwant Singh Parmar (2)
1967–1972 Second Assembly Indian National Congress Yashwant Singh Parmar (3)
1972–1977 Third Assembly Indian National Congress Yashwant Singh Parmar (4)
1977–1982 Fourth Assembly Janata Party Shanta Kumar
1982–1985 Fifth Assembly Indian National Congress Thakur Ram Lal
Virbhadra Singh
1985–1990 Sixth Assembly Indian National Congress Virbhadra Singh (2)
1990–1992 Seventh Assembly Bharatiya Janata Party Shanta Kumar (2)
1993–1998 Eighth Assembly Indian National Congress Virbhadra Singh (3)
1998–2003 Ninth Assembly Bharatiya Janata Party Prem Kumar Dhumal
2003–2007 Tenth Assembly Indian National Congress Virbhadra Singh (4)
2007-2012 Eleventh Assembly Bharatiya Janata Party Prem Kumar Dhumal (2)
2012–2017 Twelfth Assembly Indian National Congress Virbhadra Singh (5)
2017-Current Thirteenth Assembly Bharatiya Janata Party Jai Ram Thakur

See also

References

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