Tamil Nadu Assembly

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The Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu, also known as the Tamil Nadu Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral law making body and consists of 234 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Chennai, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu were held in May 2021.

The Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu, also known as the Tamil Nadu Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral law making body and consists of 234 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Chennai, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu were held in May 2021.

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Data on the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu, also known as the Tamil Nadu Vidhan Sabha.
Tamil Nadu Assembly | India | 2006 - 2024 | Data, Charts and Analysis
Data and insights on past and present Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), including party composition, and MLA's demographic and financial profile.
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PARTY COMPOSITION
Source: ECI

The 16th Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu formed post the elections held in Apr-May 2021 consists of 234 MLAs. DMK won the 2021 Assembly elections by a landslide margin grabbing 133 seats in the 234-seat Assembly pushing them comfortably across the majority mark of 118 seats to form the government. Subsequently, there were a few changes in the composition of the assembly based on the bye-elections held in specific constituencies. 

  • The DMK now has 132 MLAs in the Tamil Nadu Assembly giving it control over 56% of the total seats in the Assembly
  • The AIADMK has 66 MLAs and sits in the Opposition and all other parties and independent MLAs together account for 35 seats
  • 1 seat is currently vacant

Key leaders in the Assembly:

  • Speaker: M. Appavu (DMK)
  • Chief Minister: M.K. Stalin (DMK)
  • Leader of the Opposition: Edappadi K. Palaniswami (AIADMK)
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MLA PROFILE
Education
Source: ADR
  • 33% MLAs in the current Assembly have little to no education (grade 12 or below), in comparison to 40% in the previous Assembly.
  • 17% MLAs in the current Assembly are Graduates, in comparison to 15% in the previous Assembly.
  • 44% MLAs in the current Assembly are highly qualified (professionals and above), in comparison to 39% in the previous Assembly.
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Gender Mix
Source: ECI
  • Only 5% MLAs in the current Assembly are women
  • The percentage of women in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has remained below 10% since 2006
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