Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Summary

Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha
4th Assembly
Seal of Uttarakhand.svg
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
Pritam Singh, INC
since 22 July 2021
Sukhbir Singh Sandhu IAS[1]
Structure
Seats70
June 2020 Uttarakhand Assembly.svg
Political groups
Government (54)
  •   BJP (52)
  •   IND (2)

Opposition (9)

Others (1)

Vacant (6)

  •   Vacant (6)
Elections
first-past-the-post
Last election
15 February 2017
Next election
14 February 2022
Redistricting2012
Meeting place
Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, Bhararisain (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 Bhararisain, 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 in the 4th Vidhan Sabha.[2] The Speaker of the Assembly is Premchand Aggarwal. 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 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)
Pritam Singh
(2021–Incumbent)

Members of Legislative Assembly

No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
1 Purola (SC) Vacant
2 Yamunotri Kedar Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
3 Gangotri Vacant
4 Badrinath Mahendra Bhatt Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Tharali (SC) Munni Devi Shah Bharatiya Janata Party
6 Karnaprayag Surendra Singh Negi Bharatiya Janata Party
7 Kedarnath Manoj Rawat Indian National Congress
8 Rudraprayag Bharat Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
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 Vijay Singh Panwar Bharatiya Janata Party
13 Tehri Dhan Singh Negi Bharatiya Janata Party
14 Dhanaulti Pritam Singh Panwar Independent
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 Cantt Vacant
22 Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
23 Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
24 Rishikesh Premchand Aggarwal Bharatiya Janata Party Speaker of the House
25 Haridwar Madan Kaushik Bharatiya Janata Party
26 BHEL Ranipur Adesh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party
27 Jwalapur (SC) Suresh Rathod Bharatiya Janata Party
28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Mamta Rakesh Indian National Congress
29 Jhabrera (SC) Deshraj Karnwal Bharatiya Janata Party
30 Piran Kaliyar Furqan Ahmad Indian National Congress
31 Roorkee Pradip Batra Bharatiya Janata Party
32 Khanpur Kunwar Pranav Singh 'Champion' Bharatiya Janata Party
33 Manglaur Muhammad Nizamuddin Indian National Congress
34 Laksar Sanjay Gupta Bharatiya Janata Party
35 Haridwar Rural Yatishwaranand Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State
36 Yamkeshwar Ritu Khanduri Bhushan Bharatiya Janata Party
37 Pauri (SC) Mukesh Singh Koli Bharatiya Janata Party
38 Srinagar Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State
39 Chaubattakhal Satpal Maharaj Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
40 Lansdowne Dilip Singh Rawat Bharatiya Janata Party
41 Kotdwar Dr. Harak Singh Rawat Independent Expulsion from BJP[5]
42 Dharchula Harish Singh Dhami Indian National Congress
43 Didihat Bishan Singh Chuphal Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
44 Pithoragarh Chandra Pant Bharatiya Janata Party
45 Gangolihat (SC) Mina Gangola Bharatiya Janata Party
46 Kapkot Balwant Singh Bhauryal Bharatiya Janata Party
47 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Das Bharatiya Janata Party
48 Dwarahat Mahesh Singh Negi Bharatiya Janata Party
49 Salt Mahesh Jeena Bharatiya Janata Party
50 Ranikhet Karan Singh Mahra Indian National Congress
51 Someshwar (SC) Rekha Arya Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State
52 Almora Raghunath Singh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Speaker of the House
53 Jageshwar Govind Singh Kunjwal Indian National Congress
54 Lohaghat Puran Singh Phartyal Bharatiya Janata Party
55 Champawat Kailash Chandra Gahtori Bharatiya Janata Party
56 Lalkuan Navin Chandra Dumka Bharatiya Janata Party
57 Bhimtal Ram Singh Kaira Independent
58 Nainital (SC) Vacant
59 Haldwani Vacant
60 Kaladhungi Banshidhar Bhagat Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
61 Ramnagar Diwan Singh Bisht Bharatiya Janata Party
62 Jaspur Adesh Singh Chauhan Indian National Congress
63 Kashipur Harbhajan Singh Cheema Bharatiya Janata Party
64 Bajpur (SC) Vacant
65 Gadarpur Arvind Pandey Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister
66 Rudrapur Rajkumar Thukral Bharatiya Janata Party
67 Kichha Rajesh Shukla Bharatiya Janata Party
68 Sitarganj Saurabh Bahuguna Bharatiya Janata Party
69 Nanakmatta (ST) Dr. Prem Singh Rana Bharatiya Janata Party
70 Khatima Pushkar Singh Dhami Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister

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

Notes

  • A In the 2012 Assembly election, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal contested as "Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P)" led by then party president Trivendra Singh Panwar. The original party name and the election symbol (chair) was frozen by the Election Commission of India following the factionism and leadership dispute within the party that led to its break-up. Its original name and party symbol were restored in 2017.

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. ^ "Uttarakhand: Harak Singh Rawat Dismissed From Cabinet, Expelled From BJP". The Wire. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Two Uttarakhand MLAs suspended for cross-voting during trust vote". english.pradesh18.com. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2020.

External links

  • Uttarakhand Lok Sabha Election 2019 Result Website
  • Elected Members of Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand, Official list Govt. of Uttarakhand.
  • Members of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
  • Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
  • President’s rule in Uttarakhand; Congress says ‘murder of democracy’