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Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha
4th Assembly
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
History
Founded14 February 2002
Preceded byInterim Uttarakhand Assembly
Leadership
Premchand Aggarwal, BJP
since 2017
Pushkar Singh Dhami, BJP
since 4 July 2021
Vacant
since 13 June 2021
sukhwinder singh shandhu IAS[1]
Structure
Seats70
Political groups
Government (56)
  •   BJP (56)

Opposition (10)

Others (2)

Vacant (2)

  •   Vacant (2)
Elections
first-past-the-post
Last election
15 February 2017
Next election
2022
Redistricting2012
Meeting place
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Gairsain (summer)
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Dehradun (winter)
Website
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Constitution
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 4 July 2021, Pushkar Singh Dhami is the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Leader of the House.[2] The Speaker of the Assembly is Premchand Aggarwal. Baby Rani Maurya 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 Yearwise Election Results
Party Year
2017 2012 2007 2002
Bahujan Samaj Party 03 08 07
Bharatiya Janata Party 57 31 35 19
Indian National Congress 11 32 21 36
Nationalist Congress Party 01
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal[A] 01 03 04
Independent 02 03 03 03
Total Seats 70 70 70 70

List of Assemblies

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

Colour key for parties
Assembly Election Year Speaker Chief Minister Party Opposition Leader Party
Interim Assembly N/A Prakash Pant Nityanand Swami
(2000–01)
Bharatiya Janata Party Indira Hridayesh Indian National Congress
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
(2001–02)
1st Assembly 2002 Yashpal Arya Narayan Datt Tiwari Indian National Congress Bhagat Singh Koshyari
(2002–03)
Bharatiya Janata Party
Matbar Singh Kandari
(2003–07)
2nd Assembly 2007 Harbans Kapoor Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
(2007–09)
Bharatiya Janata Party Harak Singh Rawat Indian National Congress
Ramesh Pokhriyal
(2009–11)
Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
(2011–12)
3rd Assembly 2012 Govind Singh Kunjwal Vijay Bahuguna
(2012–14)
Indian National Congress Ajay Bhatt Bharatiya Janata Party
Harish Rawat
(2014–17)
4th Assembly 2017 Premchand Aggarwal Trivendra Singh Rawat
(2017–21)
Bharatiya Janata Party Indira Hridayesh
(2017–21)
Indian National Congress
Tirath Singh Rawat
(2021)
Pushkar Singh Dhami
(2021–Incumbent)
TBA

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.[5]

Current Assembly

This is 4th Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) of the state. The last state elections were held in February 2017, when the Bharatiya Janata Party won an overwhelming majority of 57 seats in the 70-seat electoral legislature. The Indian National Congress has secured only 11 seats in 4th assembly. The Independents have bagged 2 seats.

Current party position in the Assembly

Current party position in the Assembly as of 4 July 2021:

Rank Party Seats Leader in the House
1 Bharatiya Janata Party 56 Pushkar Singh Dhami
2 Indian National Congress 10 Vacant
3 Independent 02 N/A
4 Vacant 02 N/A
Total 70

List of current Assembly members

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
1 Purola (SC) Raj Kumar INC
2 Yamunotri Kedar Singh Rawat BJP
3 Gangotri Vacant N/A
4 Badrinath Mahendra Bhatt BJP
5 Tharali (SC) Munni Devi Shah BJP
6 Karnaprayag Surendra Singh Negi BJP
7 Kedarnath Manoj Rawat INC
8 Rudraprayag Bharat Singh Rawat BJP
9 Ghansali (SC) Shakti Lal Shah BJP
10 Devprayag Vinod Kandari BJP
11 Narendranagar Subodh Uniyal
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
12 Pratapnagar Vijay Singh Panwar BJP
13 Tehri Dhan Singh Negi BJP
14 Dhanaulti Pritam Singh Panwar Independent
15 Chakrata (ST) Pritam Singh INC
16 Vikasnagar Munna Singh Chauhan BJP
17 Sahaspur Sahdev Singh Pundir BJP
18 Dharampur Vinod Chamoli BJP
19 Raipur Umesh Sharma 'Kau' BJP
20 Rajpur Road (SC) Khajan Das BJP
21 Dehradun Cantonment Harbans Kapoor BJP
22 Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
23 Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat BJP
24 Rishikesh Premchand Aggarwal
(Speaker of the House)
BJP
25 Haridwar Madan Kaushik BJP
26 BHEL Ranipur Adesh Chauhan BJP
27 Jwalapur (SC) Suresh Rathod BJP
28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Mamta Rakesh INC
29 Jhabrera (SC) Deshraj Karnwal BJP
30 Piran Kaliyar Furqan Ahmad INC
31 Roorkee Pradip Batra BJP
32 Khanpur Kunwar Pranav Singh 'Champion' BJP
33 Manglaur Muhammad Nizamuddin INC
34 Laksar Sanjay Gupta BJP
35 Haridwar Rural Yatishwaranand
(Minister of State)
BJP
36 Yamkeshwar Ritu Khanduri Bhushan BJP
37 Pauri (SC) Mukesh Singh Koli BJP
38 Srinagar Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat
(Minister of State)
BJP
39 Chaubattakhal Satpal Maharaj
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
40 Lansdowne Dilip Singh Rawat BJP
41 Kotdwar Dr. Harak Singh Rawat
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
42 Dharchula Harish Singh Dhami INC
43 Didihat Bishan Singh Chuphal
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
44 Pithoragarh Chandra Pant BJP
45 Gangolihat (SC) Mina Gangola BJP
46 Kapkot Balwant Singh Bhauryal BJP
47 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Das BJP
48 Dwarahat Mahesh Singh Negi BJP
49 Salt Mahesh Jeena BJP
50 Ranikhet Karan Singh Mahra INC
51 Someshwar (SC) Rekha Arya
(Minister of State)
BJP
52 Almora Raghunath Singh Chauhan
(Deputy Speaker of the House)
BJP
53 Jageshwar Govind Singh Kunjwal INC
54 Lohaghat Puran Singh Phartyal BJP
55 Champawat Kailash Chandra Gahtori BJP
56 Lalkuan Navin Chandra Dumka BJP
57 Bhimtal Ram Singh Kaira Independent
58 Nainital (SC) Sanjiv Arya BJP
59 Haldwani Vacant N/A
60 Kaladhungi Banshidhar Bhagat
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
61 Ramnagar Diwan Singh Bisht BJP
62 Jaspur Adesh Singh Chauhan INC
63 Kashipur Harbhajan Singh Cheema BJP
64 Bajpur (SC) Yashpal Arya
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
65 Gadarpur Arvind Pandey
(Cabinet Minister)
BJP
66 Rudrapur Rajkumar Thukral BJP
67 Kichha Rajesh Shukla BJP
68 Sitarganj Saurabh Bahuguna BJP
69 Nanakmatta (ST) Dr. Prem Singh Rana BJP
70 Khatima Pushkar Singh Dhami
(Chief Minister)
BJP

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Uttarakhand appoints Om Prakash as new chief secretary, transfers 8 IAS officers". Economic Times. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  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". www.livelaw.in. 23 January 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "पूर्व सद्स्य: उत्तराखण्ड विधान सभा". ukvidhansabha.uk.gov.in. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Two Uttarakhand MLAs suspended for cross-voting during trust vote". english.pradesh18.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2020.