- Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha
छत्तीसगढ़ विधान सभा
3rd Assembly Type Type Lower house Leadership Speaker of the Assembly Dharamal Kaushik, BJP
since 5 January 2009
Chief Minister Raman Singh, BJP
since 7 December 2003
Opposition Leader Ravindra Choubey, INC
since 5 January 2009
Members 91 (90 elected and 1 nominated) Elections Voting system First-past-the-post Last election 2008 Meeting place Legislative Assembly Chamber at the Vidhan Sabha Bhavan Website http://cgvidhansabha.gov.in
The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha (Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़ विधान सभा) or the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Chhattisgarh state in central India. The seat of the Vidhan Sabha is at Raipur, the capital of the state. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 91 Members of Legislative Assembly, which include 90 members directly elected from single-seat constituencies and one nominated from the Anglo-Indian community. Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.
The state of Chhattisgarh was created by the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000, approved by the President of India on 25 August 2000. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha came in to existence with the creation of the state on 1 November 2000. The first session of the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha was held at Jashpur hall of Rajkumar College in Raipur. Later, the Vidhan Sabha was shifted to the newly constructed Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Bhavan at Vidhan Nagar, on Raipur-Baloda Bazar Road.
List of assemblies
Assembly Duration Winning Party/Coalition Chief Minister Opposition leader 1st 2000–2003 Indian National Congress Ajit Jogi Nand Kumar Sai 2nd 2003–2008 Bharatiya Janata Party Raman Singh Mahendra Karma 3rd 2008–Present Bharatiya Janata Party Raman Singh Ravindra Choubey
Speakers of the Vidhan Sabha
The following is the list of the Speakers of the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha:
Assembly Name Term Political Party 1st Rajendra Prasad Shukla 14 December 2000–19 December 2003 Indian National Congress 2nd Prem Prakash Pandey 22 December 2003–5 January 2009 Bharatiya Janata Party 3rd Dharamlal Kaushik 5 January 2009–Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party
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