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Odisha State Legislative Assembly


Odisha became a separate Province on 1 April 1936 by the Government of India (Constitution of Odisha) Order 1936. It comprised certain portions of the Bihar and Odisha Province, Madras Presidency and the Central Provinces. 

Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the strength of the Legislative Assembly of the Odisha Province was fixed at 60, including four nominated members. On 1 January 1948, 25 princely states merged in the province of Odisha. In pursuance of the provisions of the Administration of Odisha Order, an Assembly for Odisha States called "Odisha States Assembly" consisting of 36 members was constituted.

After final merger of princely states with Odisha in 1949, the total number of seats in the Odisha Legislative Assembly was revised to 91 to represent the people of the merged states or group of states. 

Subsequent to the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies in 1951, the strength of the Odisha Legislative Assembly went upto 140. The first Assembly was constituted on 20th February, 1952. The strength of Assembly was later increased to 147 with effect from the Sixth Legislative Assembly (1974). 

The structure of the State Legislature is unicameral. The life of the Assembly is 5 years from the date appointed for its first meeting beginning with the address of the Governor under Article 176 (1), unless sooner dissolved.  There are 30 Committees in the Assembly.

Current Political Parties Seats:
Party No. of Candidates Elected Vote Percentage
Biju Janata Dal
117 43.4%
Indian National Congress
16 25.7%
Bharatiya Janata Party
10 18.0%
Others
4 5.9%



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