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The Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad महाराष्ट्र विधान परिषद or Maharashtra State Legislative Council is the upper house of the legislature of in western.
The seat of the Vidhan Parishad is situated at the Nariman Point area of South Mumbai in the capital Mumbai.
Salient features :
The present strength of the Vidhan Parishad is 78 members.
12 members are nominated by the Governor and rest of them are elected indirectly through electoral colleges.
31 members are elected by the Vidhan Sabha members.
21 members are elected by the local bodies of Maharashtra.
7 members are elected by the teachers and the same number of members are elected by the graduates.
It is a continuous House and not subject to dissolution. However, one-third of its members retire every second year and are replaced by new members. As such a member enjoys a tenure of six years.
The members of the Vidhan Parishad elect its Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
Current leaders :
Current Chairman is Shivajirao Deshmukh and Deputy Chairman is Vasant Davkhare. Leader of the House is Govindrao Adik and Leader of Opposition is Pandurang Phundkar.
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