Karnataka Assembly

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The Karnataka Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of Karnataka state in southern India. Karnataka is one of the six states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses. The two houses are the Vidhan Sabha (lower house) and the Vidhan Parishad (upper house). The members of the Vidhana Sabha are directly elected by people through adult franchise.

There are 224 members of the Vidhana Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka state. The state of Karnataka is divided into 224 constituencies used to elect the Legislative assembly members. Each constituency elects one member of the assembly. Members are popularly known as MLAs. The assembly is elected using the simple plurality or "first past the post" electoral system. The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of India.

The normal term of the members lasts for five years. In case of death, resignation or disqualification of a member, a by-election is conducted for constituency represented by the member. The party, or coalition which has the majority becomes the ruling party. The last legislative Assembly elections in Assam were held in May 2023.

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of Karnataka state in southern India. Karnataka is one of the six states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses. The two houses are the Vidhan Sabha (lower house) and the Vidhan Parishad (upper house). The members of the Vidhana Sabha are directly elected by people through adult franchise.

There are 224 members of the Vidhana Sabha or the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka state. The state of Karnataka is divided into 224 constituencies used to elect the Legislative assembly members. Each constituency elects one member of the assembly. Members are popularly known as MLAs. The assembly is elected using the simple plurality or "first past the post" electoral system. The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of India.

The normal term of the members lasts for five years. In case of death, resignation or disqualification of a member, a by-election is conducted for constituency represented by the member. The party, or coalition which has the majority becomes the ruling party. The last legislative Assembly elections in Assam were held in May 2023.

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Data on the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka.
Karnataka Assembly | India | 2008 - 2024| Data, Charts and Analysis
Data and insights on past and present Karnataka Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), including party composition, and MLA's demographic and financial profile.
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01/01/2008 To 31/12/2024
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PARTY COMPOSITION
Source: ECI

The 16th Legislative Assembly of Karnataka formed post the elections held in May 2023 consists of 224 MLAs. INC (Indian National Congress) won a comfortable majority with 135 seats to form the government.

  • INC currently has 134 MLAs giving it control over 60% of the total seats in the Assembly 69 MLAs
  • BJP now has 66 MLAs and sits in the Opposition while the NDA coalition (incl JD(S)) has 85 MLAs
  • All other parties and independent MLAs together account for 4 seats
  • 1 seat is currently vacant

Key leaders in the Assembly:

  • Speaker: U.T. Khader Fareed (INC)
  • Chief Minister: Siddaramaiah (INC)
  • Leader of the Opposition: R. Ashoka (BJP)
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MLA PROFILE
Education
Source: ADR
  • 35% MLAs in the current Assembly have little to no education (grade 12 or below), just as much as in the previous Assembly
  • 29% MLAs in the current Assembly are Graduates, in comparison to 26% in the previous Assembly.
  • 34% MLAs in the current Assembly are highly qualified (professionals and above), in comparison to 33% in the previous Assembly.
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Gender Mix
Source: ECI
  • Only 4% MLAs in the current Assembly are women
  • The percentage of women in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly has remained below 5% since 2008 and is amongst the lowest of all states in India.
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