Bihar Legislative Assembly

Bihar Legislative Assembly
Administration in Bihar
Seal of Bihar.jpg
Seal of Bihar
Seat of Government
Patna
Executive
Governor of Bihar Devanand Konwar
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar
Legislative
Bihar Legislative Assembly
Speaker Shri Uday Narayan Chaudhury
Members in Assembly 243
Bihar Legislative Council
Chairman Arun Kumar Sinha
Members in Council 95
Judiciary
Patna High Court
Chief Justice of High Court Justice R.M. Lodha
District Courts
Panchayat
Administrative division
http://bihar.nic.in/

The Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Hindi: बिहार विधान सभा), also known as the Bihar Legislative Assembly, is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of the Indian state of Bihar.

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History

Bihar Legislative Assembly came into existence in 1937. The Assembly had a strength of 152 members. According to the provisions of the Constitution of India, the first General Elections in the state were held in 1952. The total strength of membership in the Assembly was 331, including one nominated member.Dr Sri krishna Singh became the first Leader of the house and the Chief Minister and Dr Anugrah Narayan Sinha was elected the first deputy leader of the assembly and became state's first Deputy Chief Minister. It was reduced to 318 during the second General Elections. In 1977, the total number of elected members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly was further raised from 318 to 324. With the creation of a separate State of Jharkhand, by an Act of Parliament titled the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000, the strength of the Bihar Legislative Assembly was reduced from 325 to 243 members.

Working

Bihar Legislative Assembly is not a permanent body and subject to dissolution. The tenure of the Legislative Assembly is five years from the date appointed for its first sitting unless dissolved sooner. Members of the Legislative assembly are directly elected by the people.

There are three sessions (Budget, Monsoon, Winter) every year.

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