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Government (100)

     BJP (99)      Independent (1)[2]

Opposition (82)

     INC (78)[3]      BTP (2)      NCP (1)      Independent (1)

Elections

Voting system

First past the post

Last election

9 and 14 December, 2017

Meeting place

23°13′8″N 72°39′25″E / 23.21889°N 72.65694°E / 23.21889; 72.65694Coordinates: 23°13′8″N 72°39′25″E / 23.21889°N 72.65694°E / 23.21889; 72.65694 Vithalbhai Patel
Vithalbhai Patel
Bhavan, Gujarat
Gujarat
Vidhan Sabha, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Website

www.gujaratassembly.gov.in

Gujarat
Gujarat
Legislative Assembly or Gujarat Vidhan Sabha
Gujarat Vidhan Sabha
is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated in the capital Gandhinagar. Presently, 182 members of the Legislative Assembly are directly elected from the single-seat constituencies and one member is nominated. It has term of 5 years unless it is dissolved sooner. 13 constituencies are reserved for scheduled castes and 27 constituencies for scheduled tribes.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Location 1.2 Building

2 History of elections

2.1 Speakers of Gujarat
Gujarat
Legislative Assembly

3 Current Party Composition 4 Constituencies and current members 5 See also 6 References

History[edit] Bhavsinhji Gohil, ruler of Bhavnagar State, established The Peoples' Representative Assembly consisting of 38 members appointed by him. His succeeding son, Krishnakumar Sinhji, formed the Bhavnagar legislative assembly in 1941 having 55 members, consisting of 33 elected members, 16 nominated members by him and 6 ex-officio members. They had power to ask questions, move resolutions, discuss the budget and introduce bills in the assembly. This assembly used to meet at least twice in a year. Porbandar
Porbandar
state assembly had same powers. Sayajirao Gaekwad, ruler of Baroda state, had formed the Baroda legislative assembly in 1908.[4] Since 1921, representative were elected by the people of that area of the present Gujarat
Gujarat
state except the princely states, and sent to the Bombay state
Bombay state
legislative assembly. In 1952, Saurashtra State legislative assembly was constituted after the independence of India. It was functional till 31 October 1956. Saurashtra State
Saurashtra State
was merged into the Bombay state
Bombay state
under the States Reorganization Act, 1956.[4] On 1 May 1960, the Bombay state
Bombay state
was bifurcated into Gujarat
Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Maharashtra
states which resulted in formation of Gujarat
Gujarat
legislative assembly. The 132 members of the former Bombay legislative assembly, elected from the territorial constituencies of Gujarat, formed the first Gujarat
Gujarat
legislative assembly. The number of the members was increased to 154 in 1962, 168 in 1967 and 182 in 1975.[4] Location[edit] After formation of Gujarat
Gujarat
state in 1960, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
was a capital of the state. The Assembly started functioning from the present day OPD building of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Civil Hospital. The new capital city, Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
was built in 1971. Later assembly was shifted to Central Library building, sector-17, Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
on 11 February 1971. The new assembly building, Vithalbhai Patel
Vithalbhai Patel
Bhavan, was completed and inaugurated in 1982. Since then the Gujarat
Gujarat
legislative assembly functions there.[4] Building[edit] President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy laid foundation stone of new assembly building, Vithalbhai Patel
Vithalbhai Patel
Bhavan on 20 March 1978. It was designed by H. K. Mewada, chief planner of Gandhinagar. The construction was completed in July 1982 and it is named after Vithalbhai Patel, the first Indian speaker of Central Legislative Assembly
Central Legislative Assembly
during the British period. It was inaugurated by the Governor Sharda Mukherjee on 8 July 1982.[4] It is constructed with Reinforced concrete
Reinforced concrete
and the outer walls of the building is affixed with Dholpur light pink stones. The building is constructed on the 133 square metre platform amid a water pool having diameter of 200 metres. This central building was linked with the Ministerial Secretariat by bridges formerly but now new buildings are constructed in between known as Swarnim Sankul. The building is 33.45 metres high including its octagonal dome. The constructed area of building is 8100 square metres while the total built up area of square platform is 17689 square metres. It has four floors with total built up area of 43350 square metres or total carpet area of 16180 square metres. The entrance of the building is reached by a flight of steps.[5] The Assembly hall is situated on the second floor. It is octagonal from inside. The octagonal roof is supported by eight V-shaped pillars and one pillar in the centre. These pillars tapers and forms octagonal dome on the hall. There is an arrangement of white floodlights on the top. The hall has a capacity of 232 seats though currently the assembly has only 182 elected members. The hall is viewed from the galleries on the third floor which has a capacity of 564 seats.[5] There is a podium just under the Assembly hall which is used for ceremonies and functions. The downward floor of the Assembly hall makes an umbrella-like roof of the podium. The podium has some personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
and Vallabhbhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel
on display. There are oil paintings of several national leaders, independence activists and personalities on its walls.[5] It was constructed at the cost of ₹ 6 crores.[5] The assembly building along with other government offices is situated in Sector 10 of Gandhinagar. This capitol complex is spread in area of 370 acres.[4] History of elections[edit] Main article: Elections in Gujarat Speakers of Gujarat
Gujarat
Legislative Assembly[edit]

Name Term

Kalyanji V. Mehta 1 May 1960 – 19 August 1960

Mansinhji Rana 19 August 1960 – 19 March 1962

Fatehali Palejwala 19 March 1962 – 17 March 1967

Raghavji Leuva 17 March 1967 – 28 June 1975

Kundanlal Dholakia 28 June 1975 – 28 March 1977

Manubhai Palkhiwala (Acting Speaker) 28 March 1977 – 21 April 1977

Kundanlal Dholakia 21 April 1977 – 20 June 1980

Natwarlal Shah 20 June 1980 – 8 January 1990

Karsandas Soneri (Acting Speaker) 8 January 1990 – 19 January 1990

Barjorji Pardiwala 19 January 1990 – 16 March 1990

Shashikant Lakhani 16 March 1990 – 12 November 1990

Manubhai Parmar (Acting Speaker) 12 November 1990 – 11 February 1991

Himatlal Mulani 11 February 1991 – 21 March 1995

Harishchandra Patel 21 March 1995 – 16 September 1996

Chandubhai Dabhi (Acting Speaker) 16 September 1996 – 29 October 1996

Gumansinhji Vaghela 29 October 1996 – 19 March 1998

Dhirubhai Shah 19 March 1998 – 27 December 2002

Prof. Mangaldas Patel 27 December 2002 – 18 January 2008

Ashok Bhatt 18 January 2008 – 29 September 2010

Prof. Mangaldas Patel (Acting Speaker) 29 September 2010 – 23 Feb 2011

Ganpat Vasava 23 February 2011 – 26 December 2012

Vajubhai Vala
Vajubhai Vala
(Acting Speaker) 26 December 2012 - 19 January 2013[6]

Neema Acharya (Acting Speaker)[6] 19 January 2013 – 22 January 2013

Vajubhai Vala 23 January 2013[7] - 30 August 2014[8]

Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
(Acting Speaker) 30 August 2014 – 9 November 2014

Ganpat Vasava 9 November 2014 – 7 August 2016

Parbatbhai Patel
Parbatbhai Patel
(Acting Speaker) 7 August 2016 – 22 August 2016

Ramanlal Vora[9] 22 August 2016 - 16 February 2018

Rajendra S Trivedi 16 February 2018 - Incumbent

Current Party Composition[edit]

Parties in constituencies of Gujarat
Gujarat
Legislative Assembly. (as of March 2018)

Party Members

BJP 99

INC 78[10]

BTP 2

NCP 1

Independent 2

Total 182

Constituencies and current members[edit]

No. Constituency Member of Legislative Assembly Party

1 Abdasa Pradhyumansinh Jadeja

INC

2 Mandvi Virendrasinh Jadeja

BJP

3 Bhuj Dr. Nimaben Acharya

BJP

4 Anjar Vasanbhai Ahir

BJP

5 Gandhidham Maltiben Maheshwari

BJP

6 Rapar Santokben Aarethiya

INC

7 Vav Geniben Thakor

INC

8 Tharad Parbatbhai Patel

BJP

9 Dhanera Nathabhai Patel

INC

10 Danta Kantiben Kharadi

INC

11 Vadgam Jignesh Mevani

Ind

12 Palanpur Mahesh Patel

INC

13 Deesa Shashikant Pandya

BJP

14 Deodar Shivabhai Bhuriya

INC

15 Kankrej Kiritsinh Vaghela

BJP

16 Radhanpur Alpesh Thakor

INC

17 Chanasma Dilipkumar Thakor

BJP

18 Patan Kiritkumar Patel

INC

19 Sidhpur Chandanji Thakor

INC

20 Kheralu Bharatsinhji Dabhi

BJP

21 Unjha Dr. Asha Patel

INC

22 Visnagar Rushikesh Patel

BJP

23 Bechraji Bharatji Thakor

INC

24 Kadi Punjabhai Solanki

BJP

25 Mehsana Nitinbhai Patel

BJP

26 Vijapur Ramanbhai Patel

BJP

27 Himatnagar Rajubhai Chavda

BJP

28 Idar Hitu Kanodiya

BJP

29 Khedbrahma Ashvinbhai Kotwal

INC

30 Bhiloda Dr. Anil Joshiyara

INC

31 Modasa Rajesndrasinh Thakor

INC

32 Bayad Dhavalsinh Zala

INC

33 Prantij Gajendrasinh Parmar

BJP

34 Dahegam Balrajsinh Chauhan

BJP

35 Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
South Shambhuji Thakor

BJP

36 Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
North Dr. C. J. Chavda

INC

37 Mansa Surekhkumar Patel

INC

38 Kalol Baldevji Thakor

INC

39 Viramgam Lakhabhai Bharwad

INC

40 Sanand Kanubhai Patel

BJP

41 Ghatlodia Bhupendrabhai Patel

BJP

42 Vejalpur Kishor Chauhan

BJP

43 Vatva Pradipsinh Jadeja

BJP

44 Ellis Bridge Rakesh Shah

BJP

45 Naranpura Kaushik Patel

BJP

46 Nikol Jagdish Panchal

BJP

47 Naroda Balram Thawani

BJP

48 Thakkarbapa Nagar Vallabhbhai Kakadiya

BJP

49 Bapunagar Himmatsinh Patel

INC

50 Amraiwadi Hasmukhbhai Patel

BJP

51 Dariapur Gyasuddin Shaikh

INC

52 Jamalpur-Khadia Imran Khedawala

INC

53 Maninagar Suresh Patel

BJP

54 Danilimda Shailesh Parmar

INC

55 Sabarmati Arvindkumar Patel

BJP

56 Asarwa Pradipbhai Parmar

BJP

57 Daskroi Babu Jamna Patel

BJP

58 Dholka Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

BJP

59 Dhandhuka Rajesh Gohil

INC

60 Dasada Naushadji Solanki

INC

61 Limdi Soma Ganda Kolipatel

INC

62 Wadhwan Dhanjibhai Patel

BJP

63 Chotila Rutvik Makwana

INC

64 Dhrangadhra Parshottam Sabariya

INC

65 Morbi Brijesh Merja

INC

66 Tankara Lalit Kagathra

INC

67 Wankaner Mohammad Javed Pirjada

INC

68 Rajkot East Arvind Raiyani

BJP

69 Rajkot West Vijay Rupani

BJP

70 Rajkot South Govind Patel

BJP

71 Rajkot Rural Lakhabhai Sagathiya

BJP

72 Jasdan Kunwarjibhai Mohanbhai Bavaliya

INC

73 Gondal Geetaba Jayrajsinh Jadeja

BJP

74 Jetpur Jayesh Radadiya

BJP

75 Dhoraji Lalit Vasoya

INC

76 Kalavad Pravin Musadiya

INC

77 Jamnagar Rural Vallabhbhai Dharaviya

INC

78 Jamnagar North Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (Hakubha)

BJP

79 Jamnagar South R. C. Faldu

BJP

80 Jamjodhpur Chirag Kalariya

INC

81 Khambhalia Vikram Madam

INC

82 Dwarka Pabubha Manek

BJP

83 Porbandar Babu Bokhiria

BJP

84 Kutiyana Kandhal Jadeja

NCP

85 Manavadar Jawahar Chavda

INC

86 Junagadh Bhikhabhai Joshi

INC

87 Visavadar Harshad Ribadiya

INC

88 Keshod Devabhai Malam

BJP

89 Mangrol Babubhai Vaja

INC

90 Somnath Vimalbhai Chudasama

INC

91 Talala Bhagabhai Ahir

INC

92 Kodinar Mohanbhai Vala

INC

93 Una Punjabhai Vansh

INC

94 Dhari J. V. Kakadiya

INC

95 Amreli Paresh Dhanani

INC

96 Lathi Virjibhai Thummar

INC

97 Savarkundla Pratap Dudhat

INC

98 Rajula Amarish Der

INC

99 Mahuva Raghavbhai Makwana

BJP

100 Talaja Kanubhai Baraiya

INC

101 Gariadhar Keshubhai Nakrani

BJP

102 Palitana Bhikhabhai Baraiya

BJP

103 Bhavnagar Rural Parshottam Solanki

BJP

104 Bhavnagar East Vibhavari Dave

BJP

105 Bhavnagar West Jitu Vaghani

BJP

106 Gadhada Pravinbhai Maru

INC

107 Botad Saurabh Patel

BJP

108 Khambhat Mayur Raval

BJP

109 Borsad Rajendrasinh Parmar

INC

110 Anklav Amit Chavda

INC

111 Umreth Govind Parmar

BJP

112 Anand Kantibhai Sodharparmar

INC

113 Petlad Niranjan Patel

INC

114 Sojitra Punambhai Parmar

INC

115 Matar Kesarisinh Solanki

BJP

116 Nadiad Pankaj Desai

BJP

117 Mehmedabad Arjunsinh Chauhan

BJP

118 Mahudha Indrajitsinh Parmar

INC

119 Thasra Kanitbhai Parmar

INC

120 Kapadvanj Kalabhai Dabhi

INC

121 Balasinor Ajitsinh Chauhan

INC

122 Lunawada Ratansinh Rathod

Ind

123 Santrampur Kuberbhai Dindor

BJP

124 Shehra Jethabhai Ahir

BJP

125 Morva Hadaf Bhupendrasinh Khant

INC[11]

126 Godhra C.K Raulji

BJP

127 Kaalol Sumanben Chauhan

BJP

128 Halol Jaydrathsinhji Parmar

BJP

129 Fatepura Rameshbhai Katara

BJP

130 Jhalod Bhavesh Katara

INC

131 Limkheda Shaileshbhai Bhabhor

BJP

132 Dahod Vajesing Panada

INC

133 Garbada Chandrikaben Bariya

INC

134 Devgadhbaria Bachubhai Khabad

BJP

135 Savli Ketan Inamdar

BJP

136 Vaghodia Madhu Shrivastav

BJP

137 Chhota Udepur Mohan Rathwa

INC

138 Jetpur (ST) Sukhrambhai Rathwa

INC

139 Sankheda Abhesinh Tadvi

BJP

140 Dabhoi Shailesh Patel 'Sotta'

BJP

141 Vadodara City Manisha Vakil

BJP

142 Sayajigunj Jitendra Sukhadia

BJP

143 Akota Seema Mohile

BJP

144 Raopura Rajendra Trivedi

BJP

145 Manjalpur Yogesh Patel

BJP

146 Padra Jashpalsinh Thakor

INC

147 Karjan Akshay Patel

INC

148 Nandod Premsinhbhai Vasava

INC

149 Dediapada Maheshbhai Vasava

BTP

150 Jambusar Sanjaybhai Solanki

INC

151 Vagra Arunsinh Rana

BJP

152 Jhagadia Chhotubhai Vasava

BTP

153 Bharuch Dushyant Patel

BJP

154 Ankleshwar Ishwarsinh Patel

BJP

155 Olpad Mukesh Patel

BJP

156 Mangrol (ST) Ganpat Vasava

BJP

157 Mandvi Anandbhai Chaudhari

INC

158 Kamrej V. D. Zalavadiya

BJP

159 Surat East Arvind Rana

BJP

160 Surat North Kantibhai Balar

BJP

161 Varachha Marg Kumarbhai Kanani

BJP

162 Karanj Pravinbhai Ghoghari

BJP

163 Limbayat Sangita Patil

BJP

164 Udhna Vivek Patel

BJP

165 Majura Harsh Sanghavi

BJP

166 Katargam Vinodbhai Moradiya

BJP

167 Surat West Purnesh Modi

BJP

168 Choryasi Zankhana Patel

BJP

169 Bardoli Ishwarbhai Parmar

BJP

170 Mahuva Mohanbhai Dhodiya

BJP

171 Vyara Punabhai Gamit

INC

172 Nizar Sunil Gamit

INC

173 Dang Mangalbhai Gavit

INC

174 Jalalpore R. C. Patel

BJP

175 Navsari Piyush Desai

BJP

176 Gandevi Naresh Patel

BJP

177 Vansda Anantkumar Patel

INC

178 Dharampur Arvind Patel

BJP

179 Valsad Bharat Patel

BJP

180 Pardi Kanubhai Desai

BJP

181 Kaprada Jitubhai Chaudhari

INC

182 Umargam Rajendra

BJP

See also[edit]

Politics of Gujarat Elections in Gujarat Government of Gujarat Council of Ministers of Gujarat Gujarat
Gujarat
Legislative Assembly election, 2017 Leader of Opposition in Gujarat
Gujarat
Vidhansabha List of constituencies of Gujarat
Gujarat
Vidhan Sabha

References[edit]

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