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Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh
मध्य प्रदेश विधानसभा
7th Assembly
Shri Sitasharan Sharma, BJP
Deputy Speaker
Rajendra Singh, INC
since Jan 9, 2014
Shivraj Singh ChouhanBJP
since Dec 2013
Leader of Opposition
Satyadev Katare, INC
since January 8, 2014
Seats 230
Political groups

     BJP (165)
     INC (58)
     BSP (4)

     Others (3)
Last election
25 November
Meeting place
Mp vidhansabha.jpg
The Vidhan Bhavan, seat of the Legislative Assembly

The Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha or the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The seat of the Vidhan Sabha is at Bhopal, the capital of the state. It is housed in the Vidhan Bhavan, an imposing building located at the centre of the Capital Complex in the Arera Hill locality of Bhopal city. The term of the Vidhan Sabha is five years, unless dissolved sooner. Presently, it comprises 230 members who are directly elected from single-seat constituencies and one nominated member. Ishwar Das Rohani was speaker of the house since 2003. Gyan Singh took over as temporary speaker after Rohani died of cardiac arrest on 5 November 2013. The present speaker is Shri Sitasharan Sharma, who was elected on January 9, 2014. Congress MLA Rajendra Singh was elected deputy speaker on January 10, 2014.


The history of the Madhya Pradesh legislature can be traced back to 1913, as the Central Provinces Legislative Council was formed on 8 November of this year. Later, the Government of India Act 1935 provided for the elected Central Provinces Legislative assembly. The first elections to the Central Provinces Legislative Assembly were held in 1937.

After Indian independence in 1947, the erstwhile province of Central Provinces and Berar, along with a number of princely states merged with the Indian Union, became a new state, Madhya Pradesh. The strength of the legislative assembly of this state was 184.

The present-day Madhya Pradesh state came into existence on 1 November 1956 following the reorganization of states. It was created by merging the erstwhile Madhya Pradesh (without the Marathi speaking areas, which were merged with Bombay state), Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal states. The strengths of the legislative assemblies of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal were 79, 48 and 23 respectively. On 1 November 1956 the legislative assemblies of all four erstwhile states were also merged to form the reorganized Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. The tenure of this first Vidhan Sabha was very short, and it was dissolved on 5 March 1957.

The first elections to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha were held in 1957 and the second Vidhan Sabha was constituted on 1 April 1957. Initially, the strength of the Vidhan Sabha was 288, which was later enhanced to 321, including one nominated member. On 1 November 2000, a new state, Chhattisgarh, was carved out of Madhya Pradesh state. As a result, the strength of the Vidhan Sabha was reduced to 231, including a nominated member.[1] The present house, the Thirteenth Vidhan Sabha, was constituted on 11 December 2008.

The present building was designed by Charles Correa in 1967, and it was the recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1998.[2]

Political parties[edit]

For results of Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh from 1951 to date, see: Elections in Madhya Pradesh

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India website. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Vidhan Bhavan, (ArchNet)

External links[edit]

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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:19:58 -0700

Since Tuesday evening, Congress legislators have set up base in the well of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, which is no longer in session. Demanding compensation for crop damages and waiver on loan interest, besides raising other ...

Zee News

Zee News
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:40:33 -0800

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested around 100 activists of Congress for trying to lay siege to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly demanding resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Professional Examination ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:26:15 -0700

"We demand a CBI probe into the mysterious death of Shailesh Yadav as his name had figured in the Vyapam scam," Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Satyadev Katare said. The Congress leader was talking to reporters outside ...
Deccan Herald
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:52:30 -0800

Opposition Congress today walked out of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly here, accusing the ruling BJP government of being callous over the growing number of farmer suicides across the state. In reply to Congress member ...
India Today
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:11:13 -0700

The BJP has announced a list of candidates for assembly elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh. The election to the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly will be held on November 25. The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party met on ...
Business Standard
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:56:15 -0700

A local court turned down the bail application of former Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari (89) who was accused of committing irregularities in the recruitment of 17 people in the legislature's secretariat. Special Sessions ...


Times of India
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:30:56 -0700

BHOPAL: Former officials of Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly, who were arrested in connection with alleged fraudulent appointments of 17 people in the assembly between 1993 and 2003 on April 9 and are on police remand till April 15, revealed undue ...
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:09:02 -0800

... ill effects of the coal project and surprisingly she chose to address her concerns at UK instead of speaking to the 530 odd members of Parliament in India and 230 members of the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly where the coal project was coming up.

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