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Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha
5th Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand
Seal of Uttarakhand.svg
Term limits
5 years
Founded14 February 2002
Preceded byUttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Ritu Khanduri Bhushan
since 26 March 2022
since 10 March 2022
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pushkar Singh Dhami, BJP
since 4 July 2021
Yashpal Arya, INC
since 10 April 2022
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Bhuwan Chandra Kapri, INC
since 10 April 2022
Sukhbir Singh Sandhu IAS[1]
Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Parties March 2022
Political groups
Government (48)
  •   BJP (46)
  •   IND (2)

Opposition (19)

Others (2)

Vacant (1)

  •   Vacant (1)
Last election
14 February 2022
Next election
Meeting place
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Gairsain (summer)
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Dehradun (winter)
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Constitution of India

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, also known as the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral governing and law making body of Uttarakhand, one of the 28 states of India. It is seated at Dehradun, the winter capital, and Gairsain, the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The total strength of the assembly is 70 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).

As of March 2022, Pushkar Singh Dhami is the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Leader of the House in the 5th Vidhan Sabha.[2] The Speaker of the Assembly is Ritu Khanduri Bhushan. Gurmit Singh is the current Governor of Uttarakhand.

Between 2002 and 2020, Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly had 71 seats, including one reserved seat for the member of Anglo-Indian community that was abolished on 25 January 2020 by the 104th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019, reducing the strength of Assembly from 71 to 70 seats.[3]

Assembly election results

Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly year-wise election results
Party Year
Bahujan Samaj Party 02 03 08 07
Bharatiya Janata Party 47 57 31 35 19
Indian National Congress 19 11 32 21 36
Nationalist Congress Party 01
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal[A] 01 03 04
Independent 02 02 03 03 03
Total Seats 70 70 70 70 70

List of Assemblies

The following is the list of all the Uttarakhand Legislative Assemblies[4]

Assembly Election Year Speaker Chief Minister Party Opposition Leader Party
Interim Assembly N/A Prakash Pant Nityanand Swami
Bharatiya Janata Party Indira Hridayesh Indian National Congress
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
1st Assembly 2002 Yashpal Arya Narayan Datt Tiwari Indian National Congress Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Bharatiya Janata Party
Matbar Singh Kandari
2nd Assembly 2007 Harbans Kapoor Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
Bharatiya Janata Party Harak Singh Rawat Indian National Congress
Ramesh Pokhriyal
Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
3rd Assembly 2012 Govind Singh Kunjwal Vijay Bahuguna
Indian National Congress Ajay Bhatt Bharatiya Janata Party
Harish Rawat
4th Assembly 2017 Premchand Aggarwal Trivendra Singh Rawat
Bharatiya Janata Party Indira Hridayesh
Indian National Congress
Tirath Singh Rawat
Pushkar Singh Dhami Pritam Singh
5th Assembly 2022 Ritu Khanduri Bhushan Yashpal Arya

Members of Legislative Assembly

No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
Uttarkashi District
1 Purola (SC) Durgeshwar Lal Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Yamunotri Sanjay Dobhal Independent
3 Gangotri Suresh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Chamoli District
4 Badrinath Rajendra Singh Bhandari Indian National Congress
5 Tharali (SC) Bhupal Ram Tamta Bharatiya Janata Party
6 Karnaprayag Anil Nautiyal Bharatiya Janata Party
Rudraprayag District
7 Kedarnath Shaila Rani Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
8 Rudraprayag Bharat Singh Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
Tehri Garhwal District
9 Ghansali (SC) Shakti Lal Shah Bharatiya Janata Party
10 Devprayag Vinod Kandari Bharatiya Janata Party
11 Narendranagar Subodh Uniyal Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
12 Pratapnagar Vikram Singh Negi Indian National Congress
13 Tehri Kishore Upadhyaya Bharatiya Janata Party
14 Dhanaulti Pritam Singh Panwar Bharatiya Janata Party
Dehradun District
15 Chakrata (ST) Pritam Singh Indian National Congress
16 Vikasnagar Munna Singh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Sahaspur Sahdev Singh Pundir Bharatiya Janata Party
18 Dharampur Vinod Chamoli Bharatiya Janata Party
19 Raipur Umesh Sharma 'Kau' Bharatiya Janata Party
20 Rajpur Road (SC) Khajan Das Bharatiya Janata Party
21 Dehradun Cantonment Savita Kapoor Bharatiya Janata Party
22 Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
23 Doiwala Brij Bhushan Gairola Bharatiya Janata Party
24 Rishikesh Premchand Aggarwal Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
Haridwar District
25 Haridwar Madan Kaushik Bharatiya Janata Party
26 BHEL Ranipur Adesh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party
27 Jwalapur (SC) Ravi Bahadur Indian National Congress
28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Mamta Rakesh Indian National Congress
29 Jhabrera (SC) Virendra Kumar Indian National Congress
30 Piran Kaliyar Furqan Ahmad Indian National Congress
31 Roorkee Pradip Batra Bharatiya Janata Party
32 Khanpur Umesh Kumar Independent
33 Manglaur Sarwat Karim Ansari Bahujan Samaj Party
34 Laksar Shahzad Bahujan Samaj Party
35 Haridwar Rural Anupama Rawat Indian National Congress
Pauri Garhwal District
36 Yamkeshwar Renu Bisht Bharatiya Janata Party
37 Pauri (SC) Raj Kumar Pori Bharatiya Janata Party
38 Srinagar Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
39 Chaubattakhal Satpal Maharaj Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
40 Lansdowne Dilip Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
41 Kotdwar Ritu Khanduri Bhushan Bharatiya Janata Party Speaker
Pithoragarh District
42 Dharchula Harish Singh Dhami Indian National Congress
43 Didihat Bishan Singh Chuphal Bharatiya Janata Party
44 Pithoragarh Mayukh Mahar Indian National Congress
45 Gangolihat (SC) Fakir Ram Tamta Bharatiya Janata Party
Bageshwar District
46 Kapkot Suresh Singh Garhia Bharatiya Janata Party
47 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Das Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
Almora District
48 Dwarahat Madan Singh Bisht Indian National Congress
49 Salt Mahesh Singh Jeena Bharatiya Janata Party
50 Ranikhet Pramod Nainwal Bharatiya Janata Party
51 Someshwar (SC) Rekha Arya Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
52 Almora Manoj Tiwari Indian National Congress
53 Jageshwar Mohan Singh Mahara Bharatiya Janata Party
Champawat District
54 Lohaghat Khushal Singh Adhikari Indian National Congress
55 Champawat Vacant Resignation by Kailash Gahtori[5]
Nainital District
56 Lalkuan Mohan Singh Bisht Bharatiya Janata Party
57 Bhimtal Ram Singh Kaira Bharatiya Janata Party
58 Nainital (SC) Sarita Arya Bharatiya Janata Party
59 Haldwani Sumit Hridayesh Indian National Congress
60 Kaladhungi Banshidhar Bhagat Bharatiya Janata Party
61 Ramnagar Diwan Singh Bisht Bharatiya Janata Party
Udham Singh Nagar District
62 Jaspur Adesh Singh Chauhan Indian National Congress
63 Kashipur Trilok Singh Cheema Bharatiya Janata Party
64 Bajpur (SC) Yashpal Arya Indian National Congress Leader of Opposition
65 Gadarpur Arvind Pandey Bharatiya Janata Party
66 Rudrapur Shiv Arora Bharatiya Janata Party
67 Kichha Tilak Raj Behar Indian National Congress
68 Sitarganj Saurabh Bahuguna Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
69 Nanakmatta (ST) Gopal Singh Rana Indian National Congress
70 Khatima Bhuwan Chandra Kapri Indian National Congress Deputy Leader of Opposition

2016 Assembly suspension

In March 2016, capping a nine-day high-voltage political drama, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union Government brought Uttarakhand under President's rule citing a constitutional breakdown in the wake of a rebellion in then state-ruling Indian National Congress, which slammed the decision calling it a "murder of democracy" and a "black day".

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation under Article 356 of the Constitution of India dismissing the INC-ruled State Government, the Chief Minister Harish Rawat and placing the Assembly under suspended animation on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.

The Union Government was of the view that continuance of the Rawat government was "immoral and unconstitutional" after 18 March 2016, when the Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker declared the appropriation bill "passed" in controversial circumstances without allowing a division pressed for by 35 MLAs, including 9 rebel Congress legislators.

The Union Cabinet had held an emergency meeting on Saturday night presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had cut short a visit to Assam to return to the New Delhi for the purpose.

The Cabinet considered several reports received from Governor Krishan Kant Paul, who had described the political situation as volatile and expressed apprehensions over possible pandemonium during the scheduled trial of strength in the Assembly on Monday.

The purported CD of the sting operation conducted against the Chief Minister that was in public domain on Saturday was understood to have been factored into the decision of the Cabinet which found it as a case of horse trading.

Additionally Two Uttarakhand MLAs, one each from Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party were on 9 June suspended for cross-voting during the floor test that was held on 10 May. Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal suspended BJP MLA Bhim Lal Arya and INC MLA Rekha Arya.[6]

See also



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  2. ^ Singh, Kautilya (10 March 2021). "Tirath Singh Rawat: BJP's Tirath Singh Rawat to be new Uttarakhand chief minister". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Anglo Indian Representation To Lok Sabha, State Assemblies Done Away; SC-ST Reservation Extended For 10 Years: Constitution (104th Amendment) Act To Come Into Force On 25th Jan". 23 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "पूर्व सद्स्य: उत्तराखण्ड विधान सभा". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Champawat MLA resigns, vacates seat for Uttarakhand CM Dhami". The Hindu. PTI. 21 April 2022. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 April 2022.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Two Uttarakhand MLAs suspended for cross-voting during trust vote". 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2020.