Karnataka Legislative Council

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Karnataka Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Upper house of Karnataka Legislature
Term limits
6 years
History
Founded1907 (1907)
Leadership
Raghunath Rao Malkapure, BJP
since 17 May 2022
Leader of the House
Deputy Leader of the House
M. T. B. Nagaraj, BJP
since 31 July 2021
B. K. Hariprasad, INC
since since 26 January 2022
K. R. Mahalaxmi
Structure
Seats75 (64 Elected + 11 Nominated)
Karnataka Legislative council.svg
Political groups
Government (40)
  •   BJP (39)
  •   IND (1)

Opposition (26)

Others (8)

Vacant (1)

  •   Vacant (1)
Meeting place
Vidhana Soudha 2012.jpg
Legislative Council Chamber at the Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Website
http://kla.kar.nic.in/
Footnotes
The Council was established in 1907 for the princely state of Mysore, which was merged with the Union of India and became Mysore State in 1947; Mysore State was re-organized to its current territorial state in 1956 and renamed as Karnataka on 1 November 1973.

The Karnataka Legislative Council, officially in Kannada, Karnataka Vidhana Parishad is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Karnataka state in south western India.

Karnataka is one of the six states in India (formerly seven), where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly), and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). The Karnataka Legislative Council is a permanent body comprising 75 members.

History

It was established as the Mysore Legislative Council in 1907 (under Regulation I of 1907) in the Princely State of Mysore with a view to creating a body composed of a certain number of non-official persons with practical experience and knowledge of local conditions and requirements to assist government in making laws and regulations. In addition to the Dewan, President and the Members of Council, who were ex-officio members, at that time the Council consisted of not less than 10 and not more than 15 additional members to be nominated by the government, out of which not less than two-fifths were required to be non-officials. The minimum and maximum number of additional members was increased from 15 to 21 respectively by Regulation I of 1914 and the maximum was further increased to 30 by Regulation II of 1919.[1]

In 1923, under the Mysore Legislative Council Regulation, (Regulation XIX of 1923), the strength of Legislative Council was fixed at 50. Of the 50 seats, 28 were allotted to the nominated members (official 20 and non-official 8) and 22 to elected members.[1] In 1914 the Council was empowered to discuss the Budget and in 1923 it was given power to vote on the demands for grants. From 1919 onwards Resolution were discussed in the Council. The term of the Council was three years in 1917 and four years in 1940.

After the implementation of the 1956 States Reorganisation Act, the strength of the Legislative Council of the re-organized Mysore State was increased to 63 under the Legislative Councils Act, 1957[2] and it remained same until 1987. Following adoption of a resolution in Karnataka Legislative Assembly on 18 August 1986 and subsequent approval by the Parliament of India, the strength of Legislative Council was increased to 75 with effect from 8 September 1987.

Term

The Karnataka Legislative Council is a permanent body with one-third of its members retiring every two years. The term of members is 6 years (renewable).

Constituencies and Members (75)

At present, among the 75 members of the Legislative Council, 25 are elected by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly members, 25 are elected by local authorities, 7 are elected by the Graduates, 7 are elected by the Teachers and 11 members are nominated by the Governor of Karnataka. The following is the list of the current members:[3][4]

Elected by the Legislative Assembly members (25)

Keys:   BJP (14)   INC (7)   JDS (3)   Vacant (1)

# Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Laxman Savadi BJP 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
2 S Keshava Prasad BJP 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
3 Hemalatha Nayak BJP 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
4 Chaluvadi Narayanaswamy BJP 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
5 Sunil Vallyapure BJP 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
6 M. T. B. Nagaraj BJP 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
7 Prathap Simha Nayak BJP 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
8 R. Shankar BJP 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
9 Tejaswini Gowda BJP 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
10 Raghunath Rao Malkapure BJP 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
11 K. P. Nanjundi BJP 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
12 S. Rudregowda BJP 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
13 N. Ravikumar BJP 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
14 P. Muniraju Gowda BJP 15-Mar-2021 17-Jun-2024
15 M Nagaraju Yadav INC 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
16 K Abdul Jabbar INC 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
17 B. K. Hariprasad INC 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
18 K. Naseer Ahmed INC 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
19 K. Govindaraj INC 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
20 K. Harishkumar INC 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
21 Aravind Kumar Arali INC 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
22 T.A. Sharavana JDS 14-Jun-2022 13-Jun-2028
23 Govindaraju JDS 1-Jul-2020 30-Jun-2026
24 B. M. Farooq JDS 18-Jun-2018 17-Jun-2024
25 Vacant[5] 17-Jun-2024

Elected from Local Authorities' constituencies (25)

Keys:  BJP (11)   INC (11)   JDS (2)   Ind (1)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Bidar Bhimrao Patil INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
2 Gulbarga–Yadgir B. G. Patil BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
3 Bijapur–Bagalkot Sunil Gouda B. Patil INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
4 Bijapur–Bagalkot P. H. Poojara BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
5 Belgaum Channaraj Hattiholi INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
6 Belgaum Lakhan Jarakiholi Ind 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
7 Uttara Kannada Ganapathi Ulvekar BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
8 Dharwad–Gadag–Haveri Saleem Ahmed INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
9 Dharwad–Gadag–Haveri Pradeep Shettar BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
10 Raichur–Koppal Sharana Gowda Patil INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
11 Bellary–Vijaynagar Y. M. Satish BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
12 Chitradurga–Davangere K. S. Naveen BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
13 Shimoga D. S. Arun BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
14 Dakshina Kannada–Udupi Kota Srinivas Poojary BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
15 Dakshina Kannada–Udupi Manjunath Bhandari INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
16 Chikmagalur M. K. Pranesh BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
17 Hassan Suraj Revanna JDS 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
18 Tumkur R. Rajendra INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
19 Mandya M. G. Gooligowda INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
20 Bangalore Urban H. S. Gopinath Reddy BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
21 Bangalore Rural–Ramanagar Shambulingaiah Ravi INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
22 Kolar–Chikkaballapur Anil Kumar INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
23 Kodagu Suja Kushalappa BJP 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
24 Mysore–Chamarajanagara C. N. Manje Gowda JDS 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028
25 Mysore–Chamarajanagara D. Thimmaiah INC 6-Jan-2022 5-Jan-2028

Elected from Graduates constituencies (7)

Keys:   BJP (5)   INC (2)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Karnataka South-East Graduates Chidanand M. Gowda BJP 10-Nov-2020 9-Nov-2026
2 Karnataka North-East Graduates Chandrasekhar Patil INC 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
3 Karnataka North-West Graduates Hanumant Nirani BJP 5-Jul-2022 4-Jul-2028
4 Karnataka South Graduates Madhu Madhe Gowda INC 5-Jul-2022 4-Jul-2028
5 Karnataka West Graduates S. V. Sankanura BJP 10-Nov-2020 9-Nov-2026
6 Bangalore Graduates A. Devegowda BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
7 Karnataka South-West Graduates Aayanur Manjunath BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024

Elected from Teachers' constituencies (7)

Keys:   BJP (4)   JDS (2)   INC (1)

# Constituency Member Party Term Start Term End
1 Karnataka South Teachers Maritibbe Gowda JDS 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
2 Karnataka South-East Teachers Y. A. Narayanaswamy BJP 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024
3 Karnataka North-East Teachers Shashil G. Namoshi BJP 10-Nov-2020 9-Nov-2026
4 Bangalore Teachers Puttanna BJP 10-Nov-2020 9-Nov-2026
5 Karnataka West Teachers Basavaraj Horatti BJP 5-Jul-2022 4-Jul-2028
6 Karnataka North-West Teachers Prakash Hukkeri INC 5-Jul-2022 4-Jul-2028
7 Karnataka South-West Teachers S. L. Bhojegowda JDS 22-Jun-2018 21-Jun-2024

Governor Nominated (11)

[6] Keys:   BJP (5)   INC (5)   JDS (1)

# Member Party Term Start Term End
1 C. P. Yogeeshwara BJP 22-Jul-2020 21-Jul-2026
2 Adagur H. Vishwanath BJP 22-Jul-2020 21-Jul-2026
3 Shantaram Siddi BJP 22-Jul-2020 21-Jul-2026
4 Bharathi Shetty BJP 22-Jul-2020 21-Jul-2026
5 Talwar Sabanna BJP 22-Jul-2020 21-Jul-2026
6 Prakash Rathod INC 30-Oct-2018 29-Oct-2024
7 U. B. Venkatesh INC 30-Oct-2018 29-Oct-2024
8 C. M. Lingappa INC 9-Jun-2017 8-Jun-2023
9 P. R. Ramesh INC 18-May-2017 17-May-2023
10 Mohan Kumar Kondajji INC 18-May-2017 17-May-2023
11 K.A Thippeswamy JDS 28-Jan-2019 27-Jan-2025

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Rao, C. Hayavadana (ed.). (1929). Mysore Gazetteer, Vol. IV, Bangalore: Government Press, pp.96-7.
  2. ^ "The Legislative Councils Act, 1957". Commonwealth Legal Information Institute website. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Members of Karnataka Legislative Council". Karnataka Legislature website. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Members of Karnataka Legislative Council". infoelections.com. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ "C.M. Ibrahim resigns from Karnataka legislative council, to join JD(S)". The Hindu. 31 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Legislative Council Members". www.kla.kar.nic.in.

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