Maharashtra Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
6 years
Leadership
Ramesh Bais
since 18 February 2023
Neelam Gorhe (Additional Charge), SHS
since 7 July 2022
Neelam Gorhe, SHS
since 24 June 2019
Eknath Shinde, SHS
since 30 June 2022
Uday Samant (Acting)
(Cabinet Minister), SHS
since 17 August 2022
Chandrakant Patil, BJP
since 14 August 2022
Ambadas Danve, SS(UBT)
since 9 August 2022
Bhai Jagtap, INC
since 17 August 2022
General Secretary
Rajendra Bhagwat, IAS
Structure
Seats78 (66 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Political groups
Government (37)
NDA (37)
  •   BJP (22)
  •   NCP(AP) (6)
  •   SHS (3)[1]
  •   RSP (1)
  •   JD(U) (1)[2]
  •   IND (4)

Opposition (20)
MVA (20)[3]

Vacant (21)

  •   Vacant (21)
Meeting place
Vidhan Bhavan, Mumbai
Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur (Winter session) Maharashtra Legislature
Website
Government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra Legislative Council Website

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

Maharashtra Legislature Leaders

House Leader Portrait Since
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Posts
Leader Legislature BJP Party Devendra Fadnavis 19 November 2019
Leader Legislature NCP Party Jayant Patil 24 November 2019
Leader Legislature Congress Party Balasaheb Thorat 19 November 2019
Leader Legislature SHS Party Eknath Shinde 17 February 2023
Leader Legislature NCP (Ajit Pawar) Ajit Pawar 04 July 2023
Leader Legislature SHS(UBT) Party Ajay Choudhari 27 June 2022
Maharashtra Legislative Council Posts
Group Leader Legislature Council BJP Party Pravin Darekar 16 December 2019
Group Leader Legislature Council SHS(UBT) Party Anil Parab 7 July 2022
Group Leader Legislature Council NCP Party Eknath Khadse 11 March 2023
Group Leader Legislature Council Congress Party Satej Patil 2 March 2023
Group Leader Legislature Council JD(U) Party Kapil Waman Patil 2 December 2019
Group Leader Legislature Council PWPI Party Jayant Patil 2 December 2019
Group Leader Legislature Council RSP Party Mahadev Jankar 2 December 2019

Party Group Leader & Chief Whip and Whip

No Party Post Name
01 Bharatiya Janata Party Group Leader Pravin Darekar
Chief Whip Vijay Girkar
Whip Prasad Lad
02 Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Group Leader Anil Parab
Chief Whip Sunil Shinde
Whip Sachin Ahir
03 Nationalist Congress Party (Ajit Pawar) Group Leader Aniket Tatkare
Chief Whip Unknown
Whip Unknown
04 Indian National Congress Group Leader Satej Patil
Chief Whip Abhijit Wanjarri
Whip Rajesh Rathod
05 Nationalist Congress Party Group Leader Eknath Khadse
Chief Whip Shashikant Shinde
Whip Unknown
06 Shiv Sena Group Leader & Chief Whip Viplav Bajoria
07 Janata Dal (United) Group Leader & Chief Whip Kapil Waman Patil
08 Peasants and Workers Party of India Group Leader & Chief Whip Jayant Patil
09 Rashtriya Samaj Paksha Group Leader & Chief Whip Mahadev Jankar

Location

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.[6]

Membership by party

Members of Maharashtra Legislative Council by their political party (as of 23 January 2023):

Alliance Party No.of MLAs Leader of the Party
Government
NDA

(37) Majority

BJP 22 Pravin Darekar
NCP(AP) 6 Aniket Tatkare
SHS 3 Viplove Bajoria
JD (U) 1 Kapil Waman Patil
RSP 1 Mahadev Jankar
IND 4 NONE
Opposition

MVA
(20) Minority

SS(UBT) 9 Anil Parab
NCP 3 Eknath Khadse
INC 8 Satej Patil
PWPI 1 Jayant Patil
Vacant 21
  • Elected from Local Authorities' constituencies (9)
    • Jalgaon
    • Bhandara-Gondia
    • Pune
    • Sangli-Satara
    • Nanded
    • Yavatmal
    • Thane-Palghar
    • Ahmednagar
    • Solapur
  • Governor Nominated (12)
Total 78

Composition of Legislative Council

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, 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 service shall 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.

Constituencies and Members (78)

Following are recent members of Maharashtra Legislative Council[7]

Elected by the Legislative Assembly members (30)

Keys:   BJP (13)   NCP (5)   INC (4)   SS(UBT) (4)   SS (2)   PWPI (1)   RSP (1)

# Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Pravin Darekar BJP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
2 Ram Shinde BJP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
3 Uma Khapre BJP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
4 Shrikant Bharatiya BJP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
5 Prasad Lad BJP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
6 Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil BJP 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
7 Pravin Datke BJP 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
8 Gopichand Padalkar BJP 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
9 Ramesh Karad BJP 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
10 Nilay Naik BJP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
11 Ram Patil Ratolikar BJP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
12 Ramesh Patil BJP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
13 Vijay Girkar BJP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
14 Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar NCP(AP) 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
15 Eknath Khadse NCP 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
16 Shashikant Shinde NCP 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
17 Amol Mitkari NCP(AP) 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
18 Babajani Durani NCP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
19 Bhai Jagtap INC 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
20 Rajesh Rathod INC 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
21 Wajahat Ather Mirza INC 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
22 Pradnya Rajeev Satav INC 23-Nov-2021 27-Jul-2024
23 Sachin Ahir SS(UBT) 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
24 Aamshya Padavi SS(UBT) 08-Jul-2022 07-Jul-2028
25 Uddhav Thackeray SS(UBT) 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
26 Anil Parab SS(UBT) 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
27 Neelam Gorhe SS 14-May-2020 13-May-2026
28 Manisha Kayande SS 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
29 Jayant Patil PWPI 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024
30 Mahadev Jankar RSP 28-Jul-2018 27-Jul-2024

Elected from Local Authorities' constituencies (22)

Keys:   BJP (7)   SS(UBT) (3)   INC (1)   NCP (1)   SS (1)   Vacant (9)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Mumbai Sunil Shinde SS(UBT) 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
2 Mumbai Raj Hans Singh BJP 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
3 Dhule-Nandurbar Amrish Patel BJP 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
4 Nagpur Chandrashekhar Bawankule BJP 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
5 Akola-Washim-Buldhana Vasant Khandelwal BJP 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
6 Kolhapur Satej Patil INC 02-Jan-2022 01-Jan-2028
7 Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar-Jalna Ambadas Danve SS(UBT) 30-Aug-2019 29-Aug-2025
8 Dharashiv-Latur-Beed Suresh Dhas BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
9 Amravati Pravin Pote BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
10 Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadhchiroli Ramdas Ambatkar BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
11 Nashik Narendra Darade SS(UBT) 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
12 Parbhani-Hingoli Viplove Bajoria Shiv Sena 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
13 Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Aniket Tatkare NCP(AP) 01-Jun-2018 31-May-2024
14 Jalgaon


15 Bhandara-Gondia Vacant
16 Pune Vacant
17 Sangli-Satara Vacant
18 Nanded Vacant
19 Yavatmal Vacant
20 Thane-Palghar Vacant
21 Ahmednagar Vacant
22 Solapur Vacant

Elected from Teachers' constituencies (7)

Keys:   BJP (1)   NCP (1)   INC (1)   JD(U) (1)   Ind (3)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Konkan Dnyaneshwar Mhatre BJP 08-Feb-2023 07-Feb-2029
2 Chhatrapati sambhajinagar Vikram Kale NCP(AP) 08-Feb-2023 07-Feb-2029
3 Nagpur Sudhakar Adbale IND 08-Feb-2023 07-Feb-2029
4 Pune Jayant Asgaonkar INC 07-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2026
5 Amravati Kiran Sarnaik IND 07-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2026
6 Mumbai Kapil Waman Patil JD-U[8] 08-Jul-2018 07-Jul-2024
7 Nashik Kishor Darade IND 08-Jul-2018 07-Jul-2024

Elected from Graduates constituencies (7)

Keys:   NCP (2)   INC (2)   BJP (1)   SS(UBT) (1)   Ind (1)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Amravati Dhiraj Lingade INC 08-Feb-2023 07-Feb-2029
2 Nashik Satyajeet Tambe IND 08-Feb-2023 07-Feb-2029
3 Nagpur Abhijit Wanjarri INC 07-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2026
4 Chhatrapati sambhajinagar Satish Chavan NCP 07-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2026
5 Pune Arun Lad NCP 07-Dec-2020 06-Dec-2026
6 Mumbai Vilas Potnis SS(UBT) 08-Jul-2018 07-Jul-2024
7 Konkan Niranjan Davkhare BJP 08-Jul-2018 07-Jul-2024

Officers

Chairman

Main article: List of chairpersons of the Maharashtra Legislative Council

Leader of the House

The council has a Leader of the House, who heads the government caucus. The office is provided for in the Legislative Council Rules, which defines it as "Chief Minister or any other Minister appointed by Chief Minister". The Rules further mandate that the chairperson should conduct parliamentary business in consultation with the Leader.[9]

Main article: List of leaders of the house in the Maharashtra Legislative Council

Deputy Leader of the House

The council has a Deputy Leader of the House, who heads the government caucus. The office is provided for in the Legislative Council Rules, which defines it as "Chief Minister or any other Minister appointed by Chief Minister". The Rules further mandate that the chairperson should conduct parliamentary business in consultation with the Leader.[9]

Deputy Leader of the House Party Tenure Reference
Subhash Desai Shiv Sena 16 December 2019[9] 30 June 2022
Uday Samant Shiv Sena 1 July 2022 Incumbent

Leader of the Opposition

Main article: List of leaders of the opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council

See also

References

  1. ^ "Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Neelam Gorhe joins Eknath Shinde camp". 7 July 2023. Archived from the original on 15 July 2023. Retrieved 16 September 2023.
  2. ^ "MLC Official Website" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 October 2022. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Maharashtra Legislative Council polls: MVA bags 3 seats, defeats BJP on Gadkari's home turf". India Today.
  4. ^ "NCP split: Here's a list of the MLAs, MLCS and MPS that attended Sharad Pawar's meeting". 5 July 2023. Archived from the original on 7 July 2023. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Patil,PWPI is supported by the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), the NCP and Congress". 11 January 2023. Archived from the original on 25 January 2023. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Vidhan Mandal Margadarshika" (PDF) (in Marathi). Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 January 2022. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  7. ^ http://mls.org.in/pdf2021/winter/list-of-council-member.pdf Archived 26 January 2022 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 October 2022. Retrieved 30 October 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b c "Maharashtra Legislative Council Rules" (PDF). 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.