VIDHAN SABHA (LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY), BHOPAL MADHYA PRADESH


The Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha (Hindi: मध्य प्रदेश विधान सभा) 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.  The Vidhan Bhavan was inaugurated on: 3rd Aug 1996. The Vidhan Bhavan is a huge building, covering an area of more than 32,000 sq. metres of built space (10.24 Hectares - 25.26 Acrs)

The architect of Vidhan Sabha was Mr. Charles Correa and landscape architect was Mr. Kishore Pradhan. The Engineer was Mr. S. K. Murthy, the Structural Engineer was Mr. Mahendra Raj and the Acoustic Engineers was Mr. Gautam Suri. The decorator of Vidhan Sabha was Mr. Satish Madhiwala.  The total cost of this Vidhan Sabha project was 56.00 Crores INR. Seeing the form taken by the normal run of Government architecture, the Vidhan Bhawan could have degenerated into a lump of heavy dough perched on a hill. In point of fact viewed from any point of the compass the Vidhan Bhavan impresses by its light footedness and efferverscence.



History of Vidhan Sabha-

The history of Madhya Pradesh legislature can be traced back to 1913, as the Cenral 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 together to form the reorganized Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. The tenure of this first Vidhan Sabha was very short, 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. The present house, the Thirteenth Vidhan Sabha was constituted on 11 December 2008.










STATUS

Executive Governor - Rameshwar Thakur

Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Legislature

Speaker - Ishwar Das Rohani

Deputy Speaker - Harvansh Singh

Members in Assembly - 231

Judiciary

High Court - Madhya Pradesh High Court

Chief Justice - Syed Rafat Alam


Contact Details- 


Address- Arera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


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