NUMBER OF SEATS IN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS OF STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA

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NUMBER OF SEATS IN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS OF STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES OF INDIA

At present (2020), only seven states of India have a bicameral system. They are:

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir (UT).

In the states having a bicameral system, they have both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.

Legislative Assembly is also known as Vidhan Sabha. It is equivalent to Lok Sabha in the Union. It is a lower house in the state. It runs for 5 years unless it dissolves before the completion of the term.

Legislative Council is also known as Vidhan Parishad. It is equivalent to Rajya Sabha in the Union. It is the upper house in the state. It is a permanent body as its one- third of members retires in every 2 years. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament can create or abolish the Legislative Council in a state if a resolution is passed in the Legislative Assembly of that state with the majority of more than two-thirds of the members of assembly present and voting.

Sl.No.States/ UTsNumber of seats in Legislative AssemblyNumber of seats in Legislative Council
1Andhra Pradesh17558
2Arunachal Pradesh60
3Assam126
4Bihar24375
5Chhattisgarh90
6Delhi (UT)70
7Goa40
8Gujarat182
9Haryana90
10Himachal Pradesh68
11Jammu and Kashmir (UT)8736
12Jharkhand81
13Karnataka22475
14Kerala140
15Madhya Pradesh230
16Maharashtra28878
17Manipur60
18Meghalaya60
19Mizoram40
20Nagaland60
21Odisha147
22Puducherry (UT)30
23Punjab117
24Rajasthan200
25Sikkim32
26Tamil Nadu234
27Telangana11940
28Tripura60
29Uttarakhand70
30Uttar Pradesh403100
31West Bengal294
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